I posted on this a little while back. http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27583
This radar has no magnetron, the thing that makes traditional radars work and what cooks your food in a microwave. Typicaltraditional radars start at 2000 Watts, which at close range acts just like a microwave oven to any bits of body you leave in the way.
The new broadband radar transmits using less power than a mobile phone, ~0.1 watts and is unlikely to cook anything. So safe as far as humans are concerned. They operate on a continuous wave principle,not pulsed like a traditional radar, no tuning, superb rain and sea clutter performance.
The whole set itself only pulls about 25 watts, so very useable on a low power availability vessel like a rib.
The navy have been developing/using similar devices for a while of around 150 watt power and one other commercialmanufacturer has designed one of around 125 watts. Navico have stolen a lead on the competition and have a product that is safe.
It will be on UK public display at the London boat show in January.
I did the course on these a couple of weeks back and yes I am a dealer for them, but compared with a traditional radar these are like going from a CRT TV to an LCD TV.
Test report from TIMCO attached.
I will be doing a few days on the Navico stand at the show, so say please come and say hello.