Radar

Miros OSD is the radar solution that Miros is commonly known for, in circles where its automatic oil detection capability in a wide range of environmental conditions is valued. Miros OSD is a tested and proven system that detects oil on water based on the same basic principles as much more expensive airborne side looking aperture radar or satellite borne synthetic aperture radar, but with a more local perspective. Miros OSD will provide a vessel with the following capabilities: Automatic oil spill detection, oil drift measurement, automated oil tracking, oil detection in sea states 2-6 on Beaufort’s scale through rain and fog and single frame coverage up to 360° depending on vessel superstructure.

Radar Facts

  • Automatic oil detection
  • Near-limit roughly 100 m
  • System range determined by wind
  • Accurate positioning of oil
  • Limited by wind and breaking waves.

Miros OSD was the first system of its kind to be developed and brought to market. Its capabilities have therefore been tested and verified yearly in controlled oil-on-water exercises since 2004. The system has also been in operation during spill events and enabled crews to conduct mechanical oil recovery during night and verify that all significant oil was recovered. Not requiring dedicated radar, Miros OSD is simple and relatively low-cost to install on new-builds and commissioned vessels. Miros OSD will operate with almost any standard analogue navigation radar and will detect oil out to 7 km (confirmed) or longer (theoretical), range depending on wind and radar antenna height. Miros OSD has a near-limit range which is roughly 100 m but is dependent on radar antenna height. Radar is a time-gated system thus oil detections are given with a high degree of accuracy that is independent of range or vessel movements. Miros OSD operates with both horizontal and vertical antenna polarization.