Surface Vessel Radar (SVR) detection data have been collected in conjunction with two visual detection experiments conducted in 1980 and 1981 by the U.S.C.G. R&D Center. These are part of a series of experiments designed to improve search planning guidance contained in the National Search and Rescue Manual. 82-foot Coast Guard cutters equipped with the Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V) radar and 41-foot utility boats equipped with the Raytheon AN/SPS-66 radar conducted detection runs with 4- and 7-man life rafts and 15- to 18-foot fiberglass boats. Targets were equipped with varying amounts of reflective materials. The AN/SPS-64(V) was found to achieve significantly longer detection ranges than the AN/SPS-66 with all target types. Metal posts with or without radar reflectors improved target detection ranges. Cumulative Detection Probability (CDP) versus range curves are presented for representative radar/target type combinations. Results are based upon very limited data; additional data will be collected during the fall of 1981. (Author)

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  • Authors:
    • Osmer, S R
    • Edwards, NCJ
    • HOVER, G L
    • Mazour, T J
  • Publication Date: 1981-8

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00347816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-63-81
  • Contract Numbers: DTCG39-80-C-80052
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2002 12:00AM