New Portable Wind Profiling Radar is used for Wildfire Support

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XBS-BLPanama City, FL, USA   —  DeTect Inc will be introducing the RAPTOR Hexagonal Beam Steering-Boundary Layer (XBS-BL) RWP, which was originally designed to support advanced warning of wildfire risk and aid in fire response management.

The system is available on a trailer or in a fixed installation configuration, and is optimal for atmospheric and air pollution research and forecasting, as well as prediction of toxic chemical release tracks and volcanic ash/dust storm transport.

The XBS-BL processes clear-air backscatter to produce wind profiles from near the ground to 10,000 feet and higher, depending on time of year and weather conditions.

A trailer-mounted XBS-BL can be set up quickly and easily, and can be moved from one location to another as a wildfire moves, providing critical information to firefighters and first responders.

The XBS-BL provides wind profiles from five minutes on up (user defined) to help meteorologists predict where wind-driven wildfire danger is greatest and how upper air conditions will evolve.

Other featured RAPTOR systems include the following standard models in various frequencies and power configurations:

  • the 50 MHz band FBS-MST Mesospheric, Stratospheric & Tropospheric,
  • the 400 MHz band FBS-ST Stratospheric & Tropospheric and smaller FBS-T and XBS-T Tropospheric,
  • the 1 GHz band FMC-BL Shipborne Boundary Layer, and
  • the 1 GHz band high-performance VAD-BL Parabolic Dish Boundary Layer.


DeTect, Inc. specializes in applied radar remote sensing technologies and systems for aviation safety, security and surveillance, environmental protection, renewable energy, environmental protection, weather and wind measurement with over 250 radar system.  DeTect is a fully integrated radar company headquartered in Panama City, Florida, USA with company-owned engineering and manufacturing facilities in Florida and Colorado and offices in Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. area); Montreal, Canada; and, London, England. The company also has technical support staff based throughout the US, Canada and Europe and representative offices in over 80 countries to support its customers and installations worldwide.

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