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Radar and ARPA Manual

Radar and Target Tracking for Professional Mariners, Yachtsmen and Users of Marine Radar

Radar and ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) are standard systems on all commercial vessels and are widely used in the leisure maritime sector. This fully revised new edition covers the complete radar/ARPA installation, including AIS (Automatic Identification System) and ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems). It 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 both as a professional user's reference and as a training text, it covers all aspects of radar and ARPA technology, its use and its role in shipboard operations. Reference is made throughout to IMO (International Maritime Organisation) Performance Standards, the role of radar in navigation and in collision avoidance, and to international professional and amateur marine operations qualifications.

Paperback, 544 Pages

Published: April 2005

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-6434-9

Reviews

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

    "Sincere congratulations to the authors on this magnificent and definitive book on radar and ARPA." -WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 2006, Vol. 5

    "Provides essential information for mariners on training courses for electronic navigation systems and professional certificates internationally."
    -Nautical Magazine, 2005

    "Covers the complete radar/ARPA installation and serves as a comprehensive and up-to-date reference on equipment and techniques for radar observers using older and newer systems alike."
    -Sea Technology, October 2005

    "Nautical students should use it as textbook. At least a copy of the book should be onboard all vessels. The benefits from such an approach would be a contribution to harmonization of qualifications, enhancement of standards and international mobility of nautical students and navigation lecturers, and also a support to professional mobility of nautical officers. Sincere congratulations to the authors on this magnificent and definitive book on radar and ARPA."--WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs



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