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Marine Proximity Sensor

Detects objects within 300m
All weather operation
No moving parts
Targetless operation
Spot or flood beam width options

RangeGuard measures the distance to the nearest object. Based on radar

technology, it is a plug and play proximity sensor to detect unseen objects for
vessel protection.


Service & Warranty

RangeGuard is suitable for mobile

and fixed structures such as:

Supported by Guidances
international network of service
centres and previous experience.
RangeGuard is supplied by
Guidance Marine with a 36 month

Platform supply vessels

Offshore and wind farm support
Salvage vessels

the longest warranty from any


Delivering the future in dynamic positioning

with consistently accurate products.

RangeGuard Dashboard
The RangeGuard Dashboard has been logically structured and carefully designed to provide an intuitive
interface that maximises the opportunities of multi-touch user control and touch screen technology.
Features include;

Clear and simple numeric display of range and speed data

Range detection of object without microwave reference target
Selectable Birds Eye View display
Day/night mode display
Touch screen capable
Wireless and multi-screen capability via web browser interface
Minimum range cut-off filtering
Low power microwave device

RangeGuard Sensor

Control Unit


Guidance Marine

Guidance Marine

Tel: +44 116 229 2600

Tel: +1 504 305-1120

Tel: +65 9017 3451

RangeGuard Specification

Sensor Mechanical

Transceiver Type

Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW)


28.5 cm

Frequency Band

24.05GHz 24.25GHz (Licence Exempt Short Range Device)


17.0 cm

Maximum Power Output

<100mW EIRP (EN 300 440 Compliant)


12.0 cm

Maximum Operating Range



4 kg

Minimum Operating Range


Max Cable run per sensor

Range Accuracy

2cm + 0.1% of Range

Up to 100m (CAT5e SCTP

cable, Min AWG 24)

Azimuth Beam width

110 (flood) or 11 (spot) 10dB Width

Target Detection

Automatic or by manual selection

Control Unit Mechanical

Vertical Beam Height

+/- 5.5


40 x 25 x 10cm

Vessel Interface
Sensor Power

85 to 264v AC 45-65 Hz 5A, Max 114W

Sensor Control Hardware

Analogue and Digital control on CAT 5e SCTP

Sensor Control

Sensor Control capable of displaying 4 sensors simultaneously

Sensor Control Protocol

USB from controlling computer or remotely via web browser

Ambient Temperature Range

-25C to +55C

Atmospheric Conditions

Operates in fog, heavy rain, snow and ice conditions

Water and Dust Protection (Sensor)

IP67 certified

Standards Compliance

EN 300 440-1 and 2, EN 60945 & EN301 843-1 (EMC) EN 60936:2002, Annex D, ITU-R Recommendation RM. 1177 European
Directive 2004/108/EC

RF Immunity

Resistant to S and X band Radar when installed as recommended

For the online sales channel of Guidance Marine, please visit
Guidance Marine Ltd, 4 Dominus Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RP, UK
Tel: + 44 116 229 2600 Email: