A microwave shipboard wave-height radar sensor for measuring ocean wave spectra, developed by the Naval Research Laboratory, was installed on the containership S.S. McLean, February, 1975. The sensor's performance, design, and analysis of data for one data run are discussed. The radar system has a 3 centimeters wavelength, 2 nanoseconds pulse width, 100 watts of peak transmitted power, 10,000 pulse per second repetition rate, 2-foot parabola antenna diameter, 7 decibel receiver noise figure, 100 pulses per second equivalent pulse processing rate, and a 1-foot resolution. Results are in reasonalbe agreement with airborne measurements. Areas for improving the system are also discussed. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ship Structure Committee

    National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • Chen, D
    • HAMMOND, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Pagination: 80 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00193548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC- SL-7-13 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM