MAN AND RADAR DISPLAY, POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITS OF THE RELIABLE USE

Dr. H. C. Freiesleben

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Abstract: Introduction IT IS A LITTLE EMBARRASSING to lecture on psychological and physiological problems of radar observation in a country where so much high standard work has been done on this matter. However, nearly all papers published till now deal with general questions and with such of the surveillance of the airspace. The problems given by radar on ships for a safe and reliable use were not investigated, at least as far as merchant ships are concerned. For the genera1 and basic we may refer to the basic Agardograph 60 ‘Wan and Radar Displays,” published in 1962 by C. H. Baker [I]. The book presents factors that are important for all use of radar as the scope brightness, pip decay time, visibility threshold, ambient illumination, searching for pips, etc. The German investigations striving to extend the basic knowledge to the special case of the use on merchant ships were initiated by a circle including the lecturer, sponsored by the DGON. They were executed by some German universities. They found much support by a questionary action on German ships which was dealt with on another occasion [2]; I will refer to it sometimes in the following deductions.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 14, Number 2
Pages: 165 - 169
Cite this article: Freiesleben, Dr. H. C., "MAN AND RADAR DISPLAY, POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITS OF THE RELIABLE USE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 1967, pp. 165-169.
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