USE OF SHORE-BASED RADAR FOR HARBOR CONTROL

Captain D. E. McKay, U.S.C.G.

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Abstract: The subject of this paper is the use of a shore-based radar for harbor control. Its is limited to the operational aspects. No attempt will be made to go into the technical problems involved. The use of information from ground radar installations as an aid to navigation during periods of low visibility has been in actual practice for some time. The so-called GCA-ground control approach system-is highly successful and is used regularly at airports, where available, to talk down pilots to safe landings during periods of adverse weather. This usefulness has been amply demonstrated during the operations of the Berlin airlift.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 4
Pages: 93 - 97
Cite this article: McKay, Captain D. E., U.S.C.G.,, "USE OF SHORE-BASED RADAR FOR HARBOR CONTROL", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1949-1950, pp. 93-97.
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