Accession Number:

ADD002575

Title:

An Obstacle Detection and Evaluation System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The patent describes an obstacle detection and shadow measurement system using a scanning radar having a narrow horizontal beamwidth for evaluating impediments to navigation. The invention relates to ultra-sonic frequency radar systems and, more particularly, to a radar method and apparatus suitable for use on polar ice or other surfaces of nearly uniform grade for determining the altitude, azimuth and range of an obstacle to navigation.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE