On Board

The WaveGuide Onboard installation compensates for the vertical motions of the ship, so it measures the waves the ship actually has to endure.

It consists of a sensor unit on the bow of the ship and a server. The sensor unit contains a WaveGuide Radar to measure distance to the water surface. The distances measured have to compensate for the vertical motions of the radar itself. Hence, a motion sensor is incorporated into the sensor unit. The compensated radar signal is processed in the same way as the standard WaveGuide mounted on a fixed platform.

GPS for synchronisation with UTC time and for position information is optional.

Using the available “Wave and Tide Processing Software” raw data, spectra and parameters can be requested and presented on the web browser. All data or a selection thereof can then be stored in a data logger.


  • WaveGuide Onboard


  • No maintenance
  • Easy to install
  • Suitable for all weather conditions
  • Low power consumption device
  • Explosion proof certified

Key specs

  • Wave height
  • Wave period
  • Freeboard


  • Cargo vessels
  • FPSO’s
  • Semi-sub
  • Jack-up vessels