RECENT TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DETECTION OF MARINE TRAFFIC: OPERATIONAL ASPECTS AND FUTURE POSSIBILITIES

The first part of this paper outlines significant developments in traffic detection by shore-based radar, particularly in range of detection in all weathers in better resolution and in overcoming the effects of sea-clutter, rain and random interference. A few minutes' projection of an accelerated motion film shows the situations displayed on the radar PPI and demonstrates the capabilities of modern equipment. The results obtained allow better traffic surveillance, the detection of smaller vessels and a greater precision in their location. The data thus provided also allow a better extrapolation of ships' courses for the prevention of collision and grounding. It is certainly possible to detect falling rain and possibly, also, oil slicks since they change the appearance of the sea-clutter. The second part of the paper reflects the thoughts of the author, who claims no familiarity with navigation or the Collision Regulations, on the purely technical prospects for the automatic identification of targets.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Man and Navigation, Summaries of the papers presented at the International Congress of the Institutes of Navigation held at the University of Sussex, Falmer, England, 10-14 Sept 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institute of Navigation, England

    1 Kensington Gore
    London SW7,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Champeau, A
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM