MARINE RADAR-THE CLUTTER PROBLEM
Clutter has remained as the major marine radar problem in the detection of small surface targets under adverse weather conditions. With the increasing demands for anti collision, automatic plotting and alarm systems, it is suggested that the problem will assume an even greater significance and may prove to be a serious limiting factor in the extension, development and operational use of such systems. Substantial improvement in detection techniques will be vital if safe and consistent operation is to be achieved and assured. The paper reviews the various techniques currently available to effect improvements in the clutter performance of marine radar and assesses the limitations of each.
- Presented at RTCM Assembly Meeting, April 18-21, 1977, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services/Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC United States 20554
- Ibbetson, E R
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Alarm systems; Crash avoidance systems; Radar clutter; Radar devices; Radar displays; Radar tracking
- Old TRIS Terms: Anticollision radar; Automatic radar plotting; Radar plotting
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00178706
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
- Report/Paper Numbers: V4, Pap 107-77/DO-99
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM