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Radar and ARPA Manual
 
 

Radar and ARPA Manual, 3rd Edition

Radar, AIS and Target Tracking for Marine Radar Users

 
Radar and ARPA Manual, 3rd Edition,Alan Bole,Alan Wall,Andy Norris,ISBN9780080977522
 
 
 

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Butterworth-Heinemann

9780080977522

552

235 X 191

The standard radar and ARPA manual for professional mariners and marine engineers

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Key Features

  • The most up-to-date book available, with comprehensive treatment of modern radar and ARPA systems and ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems)
  • Full coverage of IMO performance standards relating to radar and navigational technology on new and established vessels
  • Covers best practice use of equipment as well as underlying principles, with essential mathematics and complicated concepts illustrated through the use of clear illustrations

Description

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 as a professional reference or as a training text, the book covers all aspects of radar, ARPA and integrated bridge systems technology (including AIS, ECDIS and GNSS) and their role in shipboard operations. It is a valuable resource for larger vessels and also covers the needs of leisure and amateur sailors for whom this technology is now accessible.

Radar and ARPA Manual provides essential information for professional mariners, including those on training courses for electronic navigation systems and professional certificates internationally. Reference is made throughout to IMO (International Maritime Organization) Performance Standards, the role of radar in navigation and in collision avoidance, and to international professional and amateur marine operations qualifications.

Readership

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.

Alan Bole

After 10 years at sea, Alan Bole qualified as Extra Master Mariner. In 1965, he was appointed Lecturer in Charge of the Radar School at the Liverpool Regional College of Technology. In 1973, Alan was appointed Principal Lecturer in Radar Simulation at the now Liverpool Polytechnic, and in 1979 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute. Since his retirement in 1988, Alan has been focussing on consultancies pertaining to Radar, Navigation and Simulation Worldwide. He also supervises degrees to PhD level through Liverpool John Moore’s University. He is a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster and Examiner to all levels including ‘Ocean’, and a Co-author of a number of nautical books and publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Radar/ARPA nautical consultant and former Principal Lecturer in Navigation Systems at Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Alan Wall

Dr. Alan Wall worked for 14years as a deck officer on oil tankers with Mobil Shipping Company before completing a PhD in Operational Research at Lancaster University. He then joined Liverpool John Moores University as a nautical lecturer and is now Subject Head with responsibility for marine professional training at LJMU. For 20 years, he has been extensively involved in most aspects of the training and education of seafarers including the provision and training of seafarers using of marine bridge simulators and ship radar equipment. His research and consultancy has involved the use of marine radar and operational research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Subject Head of Maritime & Logistics at Liverpool John Moores University and Co-Director of LOOM (the LJMU marine research institute), UK.

Andy Norris

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Committee Chair, Royal Institute of Navigation and Special Professor of Navigation Technology, University of Nottingham, UK

Radar and ARPA Manual, 3rd Edition

Preface

Acknowledgements

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

References

Index

Quotes and 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

 
 

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