eBook Radar and ARPA Manual, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080977715
  • ISBN-13: 9780080977713
  • DDC: 623.8933
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 552 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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. Radar and ARPA Manual provides essential information for professional mariners, including those on training courses for electronic navigation systems and professional certificates internationally. Reference is made throughout to IMO (International Maritime Organization) Performance Standards, the role of radar in navigation and in collision avoidance, and to international professional and amateur marine operations qualifications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Third Edition.
1: Basic Radar Principles.
2: The Radar System — Technical Principles.
3: Target Detection.
4: Automatic Radar Target Tracking, Specified Facilities.
5: Automatic Identification System (Ais).
6: Operational Controls.
7: Radar Plotting Including Collision Avoidance.
8: Navigation Techniques Using Radar and arpa.
9: ARPA — Accuracy and Errors.
10: Ancillary Equipment.
11: Extracts from Official Publications.
Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations.