Wednesday, May 23, 2018   |   Press Releases

Baron Wins Contract to Deliver Two Klystron Dual-Polarization Megawatt Doppler Weather Radars to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the 9th largest country in land mass, has a vast territory and varied climate zones

Huntsville, Al, May 23, 2018 — Baron and Kazakhstan-based Spetsosnascheniya, Ltd. announce that they have been awarded the contract to provide two Baron Gen3 Klystron C-band Megawatt Doppler weather radars to the Hydrometeorological Service of Kazakhstan, which is under the direction of the Ministry of Energy. The Baron Gen3 dual-polarization radar system is especially well-suited to the unique climate and geographic conditions in Kazakhstan, where mountainous areas and desert zones are present. Due to this unique diversity, water management and accurate rainfall measurements are important. Baron’s advanced processing, patented radar calibration, and exclusive clutter suppression will play an important role in meeting the Hydrometeorologcal Services’ diverse needs.

Engineered specifically for critical weather conditions within challenging environments and comprising an entirely new design, the new Baron system contains innovative components that ensure improved accuracy, data quality and performance for more precise weather detection. This includes exclusive CLEAN-AP™ clutter suppression technology licensed from the University of Oklahoma. CLEAN-AP will provide superior ground clutter suppression, delivering a far more accurate view of radar data by optimally and dynamically adapting the suppression process to the ground clutter environment.

Additionally, the radar will include new Baron-patented automatic radar calibration, derived from the calibration work Baron performed for the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS). This radial-by-radial ZDR calibration method provides reliable and continuous network-wide calibration during any weather condition, with less maintenance and on-site expertise required.

Kazakhstan will also benefit from state-of-the-art visualization tools in the form of two Baron Lynx® display and analysis platforms.

Designed with service and support in mind, the Gen3 radars offer easy access to major components, advanced intelligent diagnostic monitoring with built-in test equipment, and the best meteorological and radar support in the industry with a 24/7 operations center.

“We understand that data quality and reliability are critical to radar,” said Bob Baron, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Products Officer. “We built the Gen3 series to produce radar data that is a vital input to value-added products, numerical and hydrological modeling, alerting and display for decision makers and the public.”