Radar and ARPA Manual

Book description

Radar and ARPA Manual focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of electronic navigation.
The manual first discusses basic radar principles, including principles of range and bearing measurements and picture orientation and presentation. The text then looks at the operational principles of radar systems. Function of units; aerial, receiver, and display principles; transmitter principles; and sitting of units on board ships are discussed.
The book also describes target detection, Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA), and operational controls of radar systems, and then discusses radar plotting. Errors associated with the true-motion presentation; accuracy and errors of manual plotting; radar plotting aids; and regulations for preventing collisions at seas as applied to radar and ARPA are described. The book also underscores the accuracy and errors of ARPA. The test scenarios; errors generated in the radar installation; classification of ARPA error sources; and errors in displayed data and interpretation are explained.
The manual is a good source of information for readers wanting to study electronic navigation.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Radar and ARPA Manual
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents (1/2)
  5. Table of Contents (2/2)
  6. Dedication
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. Chapter 1. Basic radar principles
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Principles of range measurement
    3. 1.3 Principles of bearing measurement
    4. 1.4 Picture orientation (1/2)
    5. 1.4 Picture orientation (2/2)
    6. 1.5 Picture presentation (1/2)
    7. 1.5 Picture presentation (2/2)
  10. Chapter 2. The radar system — operational principles
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Function of units
    3. 2.3 Transmitter principles (1/3)
    4. 2.3 Transmitter principles (2/3)
    5. 2.3 Transmitter principles (3/3)
    6. 2.4 Aerial principles (1/3)
    7. 2.4 Aerial principles (2/3)
    8. 2.4 Aerial principles (3/3)
    9. 2.5 Receiver principles (1/3)
    10. 2.5 Receiver principles (2/3)
    11. 2.5 Receiver principles (3/3)
    12. 2.6 Display principles (1/10)
    13. 2.6 Display principles (2/10)
    14. 2.6 Display principles (3/10)
    15. 2.6 Display principles (4/10)
    16. 2.6 Display principles (5/10)
    17. 2.6 Display principles (6/10)
    18. 2.6 Display principles (7/10)
    19. 2.6 Display principles (8/10)
    20. 2.6 Display principles (9/10)
    21. 2.6 Display principles (10/10)
    22. 2.7 The siting of units on board ship (1/2)
    23. 2.7 The siting of units on board ship (2/2)
  11. Chapter 3. Target detection
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Radar characteristics
    3. 3.3 Target characteristics (1/2)
    4. 3.3 Target characteristics (2/2)
    5. 3.4 Target enhancement – passive (1/2)
    6. 3.4 Target enhancement – passive (2/2)
    7. 3.5 Target enhancement – active (1/3)
    8. 3.5 Target enhancement – active (2/3)
    9. 3.5 Target enhancement – active (3/3)
    10. 3.6 The detection of targets in sea clutter (1/3)
    11. 3.6 The detection of targets in sea clutter (2/3)
    12. 3.6 The detection of targets in sea clutter (3/3)
    13. 3.7 The detection of targets in precipitation clutter (1/2)
    14. 3.7 The detection of targets in precipitation clutter (2/2)
    15. 3.8 The radar horizon (1/2)
    16. 3.8 The radar horizon (2/2)
    17. 3.9 False and unwanted radar responses (1/3)
    18. 3.9 False and unwanted radar responses (2/3)
    19. 3.9 False and unwanted radar responses (3/3)
  12. Chapter 4. Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA), specified facilities
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 The acquisition of targets
    3. 4.3 The tracking of targets (1/3)
    4. 4.3 The tracking of targets (2/3)
    5. 4.3 The tracking of targets (3/3)
    6. 4.4 Vectors
    7. 4.5 The ARPA display
    8. 4.6 The display of alphanumeric data
    9. 4.7 Alarms and warnings
    10. 4.8 Connections with other equipment
  13. Chapter 5. ARPA – additional facilities
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Additional alarms and warnings
    3. 5.3 Automatic ground-stabilization
    4. 5.5 The potential point of collision (PPC) (1/2)
    5. 5.5 The potential point of collision (PPC) (2/2)
  14. Chapter 6. The radar system — operational controls
    1. 6.1 Optimum performance
    2. 6.2 Setting-up procedure for an analogue display
    3. 6.3 Setting-up procedure for a radialscan synthetic display
    4. 6.4 Setting-up procedure for a rasterscan synthetic display
    5. 6.5 Performance monitoring (1/2)
    6. 6.5 Performance monitoring (2/2)
    7. 6.6 Change of range scale and/or pulse length
    8. 6.7 The stand-by condition
    9. 6.8 Setting up the display for a true-motion picture presentation
    10. 6.9 Controls for range and bearing measurement (1/2)
    11. 6.9 Controls for range and bearing measurement (2/2)
    12. 6.10 Controls for the suppression of unwanted responses
    13. 6.11 Miscellaneous controls
    14. 6.12 Setting-up procedure for an ARPA display
    15. 6.13 Switching off
  15. Chapter 7. Radar plotting
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 The relative plot
    3. 7.3 The true plot
    4. 7.4 The plot when only the target manoeuvres
    5. 7.5 The plot when own ship manoeuvres (1/3)
    6. 7.5 The plot when own ship manoeuvres (2/3)
    7. 7.5 The plot when own ship manoeuvres (3/3)
    8. 7.6 The theory and construction of PPCs, PADs, SODs and SOPs (1/2)
    9. 7.6 The theory and construction of PPCs, PADs, SODs and SOPs (2/2)
    10. 7.7 The plot in tide
    11. 7.8 The theory and practice of reflection plotters
    12. 7.9 Manual plotting – accuracy and errors
    13. 7.10 Errors associated with the true-motion presentation
    14. 7.11 Radar plotting aids
    15. 7.12 The Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea as applied to radar and ARPA (1/2)
    16. 7.12 The Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea as applied to radar and ARPA (2/2)
  16. Chapter 8. Navigation techniques using radar and ARPA
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Identification of targets and chart comparison
    3. 8.3 Position fixing
    4. 8.4 Parallel indexing (1/6)
    5. 8.4 Parallel indexing (2/6)
    6. 8.4 Parallel indexing (3/6)
    7. 8.4 Parallel indexing (4/6)
    8. 8.4 Parallel indexing (5/6)
    9. 8.4 Parallel indexing (6/6)
  17. Chapter 9. ARPA — accuracy and errors
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 The test scenarios
    3. 9.3 The accuracy of displayed data required by the Performance Standard
    4. 9.4 The classification of ARPA error sources
    5. 9.5 Errors that are generated in the radar installation
    6. 9.6 Errors in displayed data (1/2)
    7. 9.6 Errors in displayed data (2/2)
    8. 9.7 Errors of interpretation
  18. Chapter 10. Extracts from of ficial publications
    1. 10.1 Extract from Regulation 12, Chapter V of the IMO-SOLAS (1974) Convention as amended to 1983
    2. 10.2 Extracts from IMO Resolutions A222(VII), A278(VIII), A477(XII) (1/2)
    3. 10.2 Extracts from IMO Resolutions A222(VII), A278(VIII), A477(XII) (2/2)
    4. 10.3 Extract from IMO Resolution A422(XI)
    5. 10.4 Extracts from IMO Resolutions A423 (XI) and A277 (VIII), Radar Beacons, Transponders and Reflectors
    6. 10.5 Extract from United Kingdom Merchant Shipping Notice Ml 158 The use of radar including ARPA
    7. 10.6 Extracts from United Kingdom Statutory Instrument 1984, No 1203
  19. Glossary of acronyms and abbreviations
  20. Index (1/2)
  21. Index (2/2)

Product information

  • Title: Radar and ARPA Manual
  • Author(s): A. G. Bole, W. O. Dineley
  • Release date: January 2016
  • Publisher(s): Newnes
  • ISBN: 9781483102221