Accession Number : AD0915411

Title :   Surveillance, Navigation, and Collision Avoidance Radar for High-Speed Ships and Craft.

Descriptive Note : Technical document Oct 72-Aug 73,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Stahnke, P. J. ; Stewart, J. C.

Report Date : 05 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The requirements for surveillance, navigation, and collision avoidance by hydrofoils, air-cushion vehicles, and surface-effects ships in the 1980s are analyzed. The radar systems to perform these functions which are presently installed or planned for installation are assessed and problem areas identified. Design and development approaches for new equipments are suggested, including a 'dual' antenna configuration using a single processing system and two antennas (one with a 360-degree aspect, the other with a selectable sector scan capability) and a 'single' antenna configuration using either a circular-array electronic scan antenna or a phased-array antenna. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR, SHIPS), (*NAVIGATION, SHIPS), OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, SURVEILLANCE, SURFACE EFFECT SHIPS, HYDROFOIL CRAFT, AIR CUSHION VEHICLES, PHASED ARRAYS, CIRCULAR ANTENNAS, ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, ANTENNA ARRAYS, PLANNING, MISSION PROFILES, RADAR ANTENNAS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Military Intelligence
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE