High-Frequency S-Band Klystron

klystron-radarBuilt upon an entirely new design, Baron Gen3 High-Frequency S-band systems deliver superior weather detection in every meteorological environment, from convective and tropical to arctic conditions.

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Powered by a 1-Megawatt Klystron
With a peak power of 1,000,000 watts (1 MW), the Baron Gen3 High-Frequency S-band Klystron delivers a clean, precise signal, resulting in improved meteorological surveillance. This system is designed for operation in environments where access to a conventional S-band frequency is not available.

Superior Clutter Suppression
Through an exclusive technology license with the University of Oklahoma, Baron Gen3 radars feature CLEAN-AP™, designed to provide superior ground clutter suppression, delivering a far more accurate view of radar data through optimally and dynamically adapting the suppression process to the ground clutter environment. This capability is optimal for locations dealing with terrain challenges, such as mountains and tall buildings.

CLEAN-AP (TM) trademark owned by The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma

Radial-by-Radial ZDR Calibration
This new patent-pending technology provides reliable and continuous network-wide calibration during any weather conditions, with less maintenance and on-site expertise required. This technology is an evolution of the calibration work Baron performed for the NEXRAD program.

 

split-cut processing for simultaneous horizontal and vertial dual-pol data returnsSplit-Cut Processing
Operational users receive high-quality reflectivity and velocity data simultaneously, providing a more comprehensive view of weather conditions in less time. This is achieved through the use of two separate scans with short and long pulse repetition times (PRT), with unfolding performed to maximize the range of the short PRT data beyond its maximum unambiguous range. Baron Gen3 radars are the only commercially available systems to offer split-cut processing.

 

Flexibility and Customization
In addition to the delivery of Baron Gen3 systems according to user requirements, these radar also allow more customized control of volume coverage pattern (VCP) modes, allowing accurate analysis to be performed on-the-fly at any time.

Remote System Monitoring and 24/7 Support

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Built-in test equipment provides automatic notification to personnel if potential issues occur. These notifications can be sent via email or text message. Additionally, meteorologists from the Baron operations center are available to address questions and troubleshooting around the clock.

Scientific Visualization

Baron Gen3 radar data display is provided through the Baron Lynx system. This powerful, flexible display allows scientific analysis of complex weather patterns, along with localized pathcasting, futurecasting of radar data, forecast model display, RHI radar analysis, briefings presentation, social/web sharing and much more. Lynx can serve as a powerful visualization hub for your entire meteorological network.

Web and App Distribution

Web tools provide easy distribution of Baron Gen3 data to a host of other devices, from display in apps and exported video, to access via any public or secure website.

Imagery from your Baron Gen3 radar can be distributed using other methods. Systems integration allows data to be shared throughout your entire network. Additionally, API (Application Programming Interface) integration allows radar imagery to be incorporated into your own custom developments, including web and mobile apps.

Open Data Architecture

Based on Data Distribution Service (DDS) technology, this feature allows users to subscribe to radar data at multiple points in the processing chain, making it more easily available for research applications. Baron Gen3 systems provide easier access to this capability than other weather radar systems.

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Reliable and Easy to Maintain

Wide-access panels provide easy access to major components, reducing man hours on preventive maintenance and repair. Pedestal motors deliver rugged durability, and can be easily replaced without removing the elevation head. Spare parts can be shared across multiple systems in the field, which reduces costs and maximizes up-time.

Dual-Polarization as Standard Option

Simultaneous horizontal and vertical transmission results in more precision analysis for flooding, hail, winter precipitation and tornadoes.

Baron is a pioneer in dual-polarization radar, upgrading the NEXRAD network to dual-pol, and developing the first commercial dual-pol radar for broadcast television. The company also applies value-added data processing to dual-polarimetric information, resulting in more precise detection of flooding, hail, winter weather and tornado debris signatures.

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