Accession Number : AD0787157

Title :   Observations of Radar Corner Reflectors on Life Boat and Balsa Life Floats.

Descriptive Note : Rept no. 1,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Creedon,W. E.

Report Date : 01 JUL 1946

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Tests were made of radar corner reflectors to determine: (a) The effectiveness of a radar corner reflector on a balsa life float for location of survivors of a Naval disaster by radar on plane and surface vessel; (b) The effectiveness of a radar corner reflector on a wooden life boat for location of survivors of a Naval disaster by radar on plane and surface vessel; (c) The relative effectiveness of the type MX137A and MX138A radar corner reflectors; (d) Improvement resulting from increasing the height of corner reflector; and, (e) Method of supporting a corner reflector on a balsa life float.

Descriptors :   *Radar corner reflectors, Lifeboats, Marine safety equipment, Sea rescue equipment, Life rafts, Floats

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE