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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at RTCM Assembly Meeting, April 18-21, 1977, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Ibbetson, E R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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