Rotary Systems Creates Custom Slip Ring For Radar System

 
 
 
ocean vessel with rotating radar
October 30, 2020  |  

Protecting The Land From Enemies At Sea

In this article:

  • What is a radar turning unit & what does it do?
  • How a slip ring delivers video to HQ

 

October 30, 2020—Communication is essential to all marine vessels. Without a functioning positioning system, it’s difficult to determine which route to take to return home. That’s one potential use for a coastal radar system. One of the most important jobs for radars is to protect the land from enemy attacks. That’s why a major manufacturer of mission-critical defense systems contacted us to build a custom slip ring for their radar turning unit.

 

slip ring for radar

This is an example of radars on a vessel.

Coastal Surveillance

Coastal surveillance systems protect us against enemy warships and deter illegal fishing vessels from entering our waters.

By positioning the radar system on the coast, this ensures the least interference between devices so they’re able to communicate quickly and take corrective action as soon as possible.

 

What Does A Slip Ring Do?

Rotary Systems slip rings deliver power and data from stationary to rotating devices, all while maintaining an uninterrupted connection. In a typical installation, the housing remains stationary and the shaft rotates, allowing the electrical current to flow through the rings to power the device.

 

rotary systems sr010 slip ring inside view with dimensions

This is a cutaway model of our SR010 series capsule slip ring.

 

Data Transfer

By installing a custom slip ring on their radar turning unit, our customer is able to deliver powerful data back to home base. This slip ring can enable them to record video of illegal maritime activities to present in court, or wherever the case may be.