Accession Number:

ADA053379

Title:

A Report on Shipboard Waveheight Radar System.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SHIP STRUCTURE COMMITTEE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

A microwave shipboard wave-height radar sensor for measuring ocean wave spectra, developed by the Naval Research Laboratory, was installed on the containership S.S. McLean, February, 1975. The sensors performance, design, and analysis of data for one data run are discussed. The radar system has a 3 centimeters wavelength, 2 nanoseconds pulse width, 100 watts of peak transmitted power, 10,000 pulse per second repetition rate, 2-foot parabola antenna diameter, 7 decibel receiver noise figure, 100 pulses per second equivalent pulse processing rate, and a 1-foot resolution. Results are in reasonable agreement with airborne measurements. Areas for improving the system are also discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE