RESULTS OF A CANADIAN SHIPBORNE RADAR SEARCH AND RESCUE DETECTION EXPERIMENT

In the fall of 1987, a marine radar shipborne search and rescue detection experiment was undertaken off the coast of Nova Scotia using the Canadian Coast Guard ship SIR WILLIAM ALEXANDER. United States Coast Guard visual search experiment methodology was employed. The targets were 4- and 6-man life rafts, some with mounted Lunenburg reflectors, and a small search and rescue radar transponder deployed on the ocean surface. The radar systems used were the Sperry 340, the Sperry 4016 and the new Raytheon Pathfinder ST radar. The number of searches and the target type varied for each radar. Results presented include a summary of radar sweep widths and data on the probability of target detection plotted against the lateral range of each target type.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Dawe, B R
    • Finlayson, D
    • Bryant, D
  • Conference:
    • Oceans '88
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Date: 1988-10-30 to 1988-11-2
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM