SAN FRANCISCO VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM COMPARISON TESTS OF THE RAYTHEON 1605 HARBOR ADVISORY RADAR WITH THE AN/FPS-109(XN-1) VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM RADAR

A limited comparison test was conducted to determine the improvement in surveillance capability between an existing Harbor Advisory Radar (HAR) and a prototype AN/FPS-109(XN-1) radar designed specifically for harbor surveillance. The FPS-109 radar is clearly superior in all areas of performance and operational flexibility. However, the HAR is an older radar system that was not operating within its rated performance envelope. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated May 73, AD-770 096. Test results report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Physics Laboratory

    Johns Hopkins University
    Silver Spring, MD  USA  20910
  • Authors:
    • Downer, D G
    • Shepperd, I J
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

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  • Pagination: 95 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00051781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: APL-MS-359
  • Contract Numbers: N00017-72-C-4401, DOT-CG-03,301-B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2003 12:00AM