Potential Applications of Other-Radar Technology to Civil Marine Radar
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Military radar research and development has generated many techniques which have distinct possible application to civil marine radar. Developments such as pulse compression, ship imaging, and solid state radar to name a few, which were selected for both appropriateness and potential interest to the civil marine radar community, are presented without regard to the economics involved. Recent advances in sea clutter theory and its potential impact on marine radar design are also discussed. An apprendix is included which presents a summary of recent data on ships cross section. It was found that the cross section in sq meters could be expressed as sigma 52 the square root of f D to the 1.5 power, where f is the radar frequency in megahertz and D is the ship displacement in kilotons.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment