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.

Bole, Alan.
3rd ed.
Waltham, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, [2014]
1 online resource (552 p.)
Radar in navigation.
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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; The A-Scan Display; The Plan Position Indicator Display; 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 Head-Up Orientation1.4.1.2 North-Up Orientation; Course-Up Orientation; Choice of Orientation; 1.5 Motion and Stabilization Modes; 1.5.1 Relative-Motion Presentation; 1.5.2 The True-Motion Presentation; True-Motion Sea-Stabilized Presentation; 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; Pulse Length; Pulse Repetition Frequency; Power Considerations; 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; The Isotropic Source; Power Density; Radiation Intensity; Beamwidth and Sidelobes; Antenna Gain and Directivity; Receiving Characteristics; Polarization; 2.5.2 Array Antennas Multiple Radiating Elements2.5.2.2 Sidelobes; Practical Considerations; The Slotted Waveguide Array Antenna; Vertical Beamwidth; 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; Analogue and Digital Processes; 2.6.3 The Radar Receiver; Receiver Protection; RF Amplification; Mixer and Intermediate Frequency Amplifier; Signal Detection and Baseband Processing; 2.6.4 Receiver Techniques The Mixer Principle2.6.4.2 Tuning and Bandwidth; Signal Amplification; Thermal Noise; The Logarithmic Amplifier and Sensitivity Time Control; The Second Detector; 2.6.5 Radar Interference; In-Band Interference; Out-of-Band Interference; 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; Range Sampling Example; Defining the Azimuth Cell; 2.7.4 Clutter Suppression; Sea Clutter; 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.
Norris, Andy.
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