Radar technology is presently undergoing rapid development. This book describes the old as well as the new radar products and how they work from a user’s perspective. It covers how to adjust the radar for best performance to enhance the detection of weak targets. Also covered is the proper use of rain clutter and sea state settings.
It explains simple radar plotting to allow you to determine the closest point of approach (CPA) and the time of closest approach (TCPA). Interfacing with other devices such as AIS, heading sensor, and GPS is described to enable users to choose the preferred display mode.
An appendix lists the common adjustments as a quick guide to using the radar.