I - Series Sensor Installation Guide

Health & Safety

Follow local Health and Safety guidelines, as determined by local safety management procedures.


  1. A first aid kit should be available at all times.

  2. In addition to the conditions detailed in this section the Site Safety Procedures for the location where the equipment is being installed must be complied with at all times.


The design and manufacture of all equipment supplied as part of the Navtech radar tracking and monitoring system for permanent installation is CE accredited:

  • European Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC

  • ETSI EN301 091-1Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters Short Range devices


  • Make sure that electrical supplies are properly isolated before removing any covers. The supply should be disconnected by the operation of the main isolating switch, removal of fuses or other acceptable method. A notice should be placed at the point of isolation showing:-


  1. Place a barrier or guard rail round the work area.

  2. When working on elevated equipment, make sure that all ladders and staging are secure. If necessary, wear a safety harness.

  3. Be aware of any special hazards specific to the site or location where equipment is located. Take all necessary precautions.


Patent detail

Patent No.: GB 2 518 344

US Patent Application No.: US14/901 862

International Application No.: PCT/GB2014/052018


Essential Items

The following are essential additional items that you need to install a radar sensor:

  • Electrical Power

Electrical power (110 to 230vAC) sourced from, for example, local mains. 
110 to 230vAC power is required for the Radar's 24vDC PSU.

110 to 230vAC power is also required for the Laptop Computer used during the commissioning process.
Note:Radars are network intensive. Some laptops reduce the performance of their network connection when only running on their internal battery.

  • A way of working safely at height

Most Container Cranes and Bulks Loader have walkways with hand rails - keeping to within the confines of these hand rails, will keep you relatively safe. However this does depend on the specific machine or site you are working on. If required to do wear a harness and fall arrestor – Make sure you clip on to a secure structure or on to a dedicated cable/SWR rope. Make sure any equipment used conforms to:              

Shock Absorbing Lanyards – EN354/355
Harnesses – EN361/prEN1496/1497/1498/020895
Retractable Type Fall Arrester - EN360

  • Laptop computer

The laptop should have:


    • RJ45 Ethernet connection.

    • 9 pin Com port or USB to RS232 adapter [Optional]

    • Software – SPxRadarViewLite-V1.47.1 or higher

    • Serial communication software – e.g. HyperTerminal, TeraTerm, Putty

  • Cat5E shielded patch lead (or Cross over cable, if laptop doesn't have Auto-MDIX)

  • M10 nuts and bolts for mounting radar

The minimum for one radar is, in A4 Stainless Steel. 


    • x4 off M10x80 HEX Set Screw

    • x4 off M10 spring washers

    • x4 off M10 plain washers

    • x4 off Nyloc Nuts

    • x12 off M10 Full plain nuts

    • x2 off 17mm Spanner for the M10 nuts and bolts above.

  • 5m tape measure

  • A Digital Level

  • 25m² Radar Target

  • Pair of 2 way radios

  • An assistant

  • A suitable Radar Power Supply cable


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