Military radar research and development has generated many techniques which have distinct possible application to civil marine radar. Developments such as pulse compression, ship imaging, and solid state radar to name a few, which were selected for both appropriateness and potential interest to the civil marine radar community, are presented without regard to the economics involved. Recent advances in sea clutter theory and its potential impact on marine radar design are also discussed. An appendix is included which presents a summary of recent data on ship's cross section. It was found that the cross section in sq meters could be expressed as sigma=52 (the square root of f)x D to the 1.5 power, where f is the radar frequency in megahertz and D is the ship displacement in kilotons. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Research Laboratory

    Stennis Space Center, MS  United States  39529-5004
  • Authors:
    • Skolnik, M I
    • Shaddix, N
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRL-MR-2548
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM