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

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Apr 21, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 544 pages
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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.

* The most up-to-date book available, with full coverage of modern radar and ARPA systems, integrated electronic bridge systems and the 2004 IMO Radar regulations
* The industry authority text, widely-used
* Meets professional, educational and leisure maritime needs, covering both professional and amateur certificate requirements

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Chapter 1 Basic radar principles
Chapter 2 The radar system operational principles
Chapter 3 Target detection
Chapter 4 Automatic target tracking specified facilities
Chapter 5 ARPA and ATA additional facilities
Chapter 6 The radar system operational controls
Chapter 7 Radar plotting including collision avoidance
Chapter 8 Navigation techniques using radar and ARPAATA
Chapter 9 ARPA and ATA accuracy and errors
Chapter 10 Ancillary equipment
Chapter 11 Extracts from official publications
Glossary of acronyms and abbreviations

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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.

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.

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