MAPPING RADAR AS AN AID TO AIR SAFETY

Capt. Stephen A. Belgau

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The Objective of this paper is to show how mapping radar can help to improve safety in air operations. The ovious purpose of radar is to extend man's sense of vision. To do this well requires the capability of observing radar returns (for aircraft position fixing), airborne beacons (to avoid collision), weather (to avoid thundrstorms), terrain to avoid monuntains), and observing teh airfield runway (to make a safe approach for landing). I will give a brief description of these tasks and show how they are performed in the United States Air Force today.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 9, Number 4
Pages: 296 - 304
Cite this article: Belgau, Capt. Stephen A., "MAPPING RADAR AS AN AID TO AIR SAFETY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter 1962-1963, pp. 296-304.
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