Mid-Continent Instruments has added weather radar capabilities, including calibration, overhaul, repair and exchange. The Wichita company is expanding its equipment and employees to incorporate the additional services, officials note.
Mid-Continent Instruments is offering its customers factory-level support on legacy equipment, beginning with Bendix/King radars — the receiver and transmitter in the RDR 2000 and RDR 2100 digital weather radar systems (the ART 2000 and ART 2100). The capability for RDS series weather sensors, receivers and transmitters for the RDS81, -82, -84 and -86 solid-state weather radar systems will follow, company officials said.
The company’s advanced environmental chamber can test the ART 2000/2100 to temperatures between -55°C and +77°C. Mid-Continent’s vacuum chamber tests radars at altitude ranges between -1,000 feet and 55,000 feet, minimizing the risk of RF arcing, company officials said, noting typical testing performed without a vacuum chamber cannot detect the RF arcing that can occur at higher altitudes.
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