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Radome or Open Array - What's the difference?
Marine radar systems fall into two primary categories: Open-Array or Enclosed Radome Systems.
Open-array radars offer longer range capabilities than radome scanners. Open arrays offer enhanced details of shoreline and targets packed tightly together thanks to their larger antenna size. Open array scanners are also more sensitive to weak targets and targets at long range because of the increased gain from their large antennas.
Enclosed Radome Scanners contain many of the same components as their open-array cousins, but all the moving pieces are housed inside an enclosure called a radome. This arrangement is especially popular on sailing vessels and small boats where there is a chance of sails, rigging, lines, or fishing tackle getting wrapped in a spinning antenna. Radome scanners are compact and lightweight, making them suitable for even the smallest boats.