DIRECT RADAR PLOTTING WITH A PARALLEL CURSOR

Pat M. Cianci

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Abstract: The effectiveness of a marine radar in the prevention of risk of collision or in guiding a vessel in the proximity of land, depends to a considerable extent on the skill of the navigator. This skill is drawn from his ability to apply the inherent features of the radar to those precautions and techniques which, through his own training and experience he had learned to rely on before the advent of radar. Recently two additional aids have been placed at his disposal; the Reflection Plotter which permits the observer to plot directly over the radar screen, and the Parallel Cursor, whose application has been generally referred to the ingenuity of the navigator. It is the purpose of this paper to explain a system of radar navigation, evolved from basic principles of maneuvering and piloting, but altered to utilize the valuable features of a modern radar. The objective is a simplification of the solution of the associated problems.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 4, Number 2
Pages: 74 - 83
Cite this article: Cianci, Pat M., "DIRECT RADAR PLOTTING WITH A PARALLEL CURSOR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1954, pp. 74-83.
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