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Radar and ARPA Manual

Radar, AIS and Target Tracking for Marine Radar Users

Radar and ARPA Manual provides essential information for professional mariners and seagoing marine engineers, including those undertaking electronic navigation system courses and marine operations qualifications internationally.

This fully revised new edition serves as the most comprehensive reference on equipment and techniques for radar observers using older and newer systems. Suitable for use both as a professional reference and a training text, the book has been updated to reflect the trend away from independent to integrated equipment and now covers the inter-relationship between radar/ARPA, AIS, GPS and ECDIS.

Comprising all aspects of radar, from basic principles through to target detection, operational controls, navigation techniques and collision avoidance, Radar and ARPA Manual is a practical, tried-and-tested guide to radar, ARPA and integrated bridge systems and their role in marine navigation.

Professional mariners, port, ship & boat managers ashore, leisure industry users, boat & shipbuilders, yacht skippers, naval architects, ship equipment specifiers, maritime lawyers, port & harbour authorities, marine equipment manufacturers, and command level marine students studying for deck and navigation qualifications.

Paperback, 552 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-08-097752-2


  • "...There is no doubt in my mind that this book has had more influence on radar specification and operational practice than any other." - Seaways


  • Preface


    1. Basic Radar Principles

    2. The Radar System – Operational Principles

    3. Target Detection

    4. Automatic Target Tracking, Specified Facilities

    5. ARPA and ATA – Additional Facilities

    6. The Radar System – Operational Controls

    7. Radar Plotting Including Collision Avoidance

    8. Navigation Techniques Using Radar and ARPA/ATA

    9. ARPA and ATA – Accuracy and Errors

    10. Ancillary Equipment

    11. Extracts from Official Publications




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