Radar and ARPA manual : radar, AIS and target tracking for marine radar users / Alan Bole, Radar/ARPA nautical consultant and former Principal Lecturer in Navigation Systems at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Alan Wall, Head of Nautical Science and Co-director of Liverpool Logistics Offshore & Marine Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Andy Norris, Maritime Consultant and Honorary Professor for Navigation Technology, University of Nottingham, UK.
- 3rd ed.
- Waltham, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, 
1 online resource (552 p.)
- Radar in navigation.
- Electronic books.
- This fully revised new edition covers the complete radar/ARPA installation and serves as the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on equipment and techniques for radar observers using older and newer systems alike. Suitable for use as a professional reference or as a training text, the book covers all aspects of radar, ARPA and integrated bridge systems technology (including AIS, ECDIS and GNSS) and their role in shipboard operations. It is a valuable resource for larger vessels and also covers the needs of leisure and amateur sailors for whom this technology is now accessible. <
- Front Cover; Radar and ARPA Manual; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface to the Third Edition; Acknowledgements; 1 Basic Radar Principles; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Principles of Range and Bearing Measurement; 1.2.1 The Echo Principle; 1.2.2 Range as a Function of Time; 1.2.3 Directional Transmission and Reception; 1.2.4 Display of Radar Information; 220.127.116.11 The A-Scan Display; 18.104.22.168 The Plan Position Indicator Display; 22.214.171.124 Target Trails; 1.3 Principles of Bearing Measurement; 1.3.1 The Heading Marker; 1.3.2 Bearing Measurement; 1.4 Display Modes; 1.4.1 Orientation Modes
126.96.36.199 Head-Up Orientation188.8.131.52 North-Up Orientation; 184.108.40.206 Course-Up Orientation; 220.127.116.11 Choice of Orientation; 1.5 Motion and Stabilization Modes; 1.5.1 Relative-Motion Presentation; 1.5.2 The True-Motion Presentation; 18.104.22.168 True-Motion Sea-Stabilized Presentation; 22.214.171.124 True-Motion Ground-Stabilized Presentation; 1.5.3 Choice of Presentation; 2 The Radar System - Technical Principles; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Basic Functionality; 2.2.1 Transmitter; 2.2.2 Antenna; 2.2.3 Receiver; 2.2.4 Radar Processor; 2.2.5 Display and User Interface; 2.3 The Radar Signal
2.3.1 Fundamental Considerations2.3.2 Choice of Frequency; 2.3.3 Pulse Radar Concepts; 126.96.36.199 Pulse Length; 188.8.131.52 Pulse Repetition Frequency; 184.108.40.206 Power Considerations; 220.127.116.11 Pulse Shape; 2.4 The Radar Transmitter; 2.4.1 Magnetron-Based Transmitter; 2.4.2 Magnetron Operation; 2.5 Antenna Principles; 2.5.1 Antenna Concepts; 18.104.22.168 The Isotropic Source; 22.214.171.124 Power Density; 126.96.36.199 Radiation Intensity; 188.8.131.52 Beamwidth and Sidelobes; 184.108.40.206 Antenna Gain and Directivity; 220.127.116.11 Receiving Characteristics; 18.104.22.168 Polarization; 2.5.2 Array Antennas
22.214.171.124 Multiple Radiating Elements126.96.36.199 Sidelobes; 188.8.131.52 Practical Considerations; 184.108.40.206 The Slotted Waveguide Array Antenna; 220.127.116.11 Vertical Beamwidth; 18.104.22.168 Parallel Fed and Active Arrays; 2.5.3 Antenna Rotation Mechanism; 2.6 Radar Signal Reception and Processing; 2.6.1 The Radar Equation; 2.6.2 The Role of the Receiver and Processor; 22.214.171.124 Analogue and Digital Processes; 2.6.3 The Radar Receiver; 126.96.36.199 Receiver Protection; 188.8.131.52 RF Amplification; 184.108.40.206 Mixer and Intermediate Frequency Amplifier; 220.127.116.11 Signal Detection and Baseband Processing; 2.6.4 Receiver Techniques
18.104.22.168 The Mixer Principle22.214.171.124 Tuning and Bandwidth; 126.96.36.199 Signal Amplification; 188.8.131.52 Thermal Noise; 184.108.40.206 The Logarithmic Amplifier and Sensitivity Time Control; 220.127.116.11 The Second Detector; 2.6.5 Radar Interference; 18.104.22.168 In-Band Interference; 22.214.171.124 Out-of-Band Interference; 126.96.36.199 Solid-State Coherent Radars; 2.7 Radar Processing Principles; 2.7.1 Conversion to the Digital Domain; 2.7.2 Digital Processing; 2.7.3 Range and Azimuth Sampling; 188.8.131.52 Range Sampling Example; 184.108.40.206 Defining the Azimuth Cell; 2.7.4 Clutter Suppression; 220.127.116.11 Sea Clutter; 18.104.22.168 Rain Clutter
2.7.5 Target Tracking
- Includes index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed December 23, 2013).
- Wall, Alan.
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