Radar and ARPA Manual
Radar and Target Tracking for Professional Mariners, Yachtsmen and Users of Marine RadarBy
- A G Bole, Department of Maritime Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, UK (Retired)
- W O Dineley, Department of Maritime Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, UK (Retired)
- Alan Wall, Nautical Science Programme Leader, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
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 and 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, ARPA and integrated bridge system 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
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
"...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
- Preface to Second EditionPreface to First EditionAcknowledgements1. Basic Radar Principles2. The Radar System Operational Principles3. Target Detection4. Automatic Target Tracking, Specified Facilities5. ARPA and ATA Additional Facilities 6. The Radar System Operational Controls7. Radar Plotting Including Collision Avoidance8. Navigation Techniques Using Radar and ARPA/ATA9. ARPA and ATA Accuracy and Errors10. Ancillary Equipment11. Extracts from Official Publications