Radar and AIS for Watchkeeping Officers, 1st Edition 2012   (eBook)

Published Date

January 2012

Radar and AIS for Watchkeeping Officers, 1st Edition 2012 (eBook)

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This publication starts with a basic description of the workings of modern radars with a level of technological detail sufficient for deck officers of all grades. It concentrates on the equipment to be found in a modern bridge suite. This includes the setting up, adjustments and controls of the radar receiver and also the plotting computer (ARPA).

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The book deals comprehensively with the limitations of radar, ARPA and plotting aids in order to give the reader a full understanding of the capabilities of the equipment.


AIS is dealt with in detail giving the reader both an overview of the system and its uses, and a more detailed description of the day to day shipboard use.

The use of radar as a navigational aid is extensively covered particularly in the application of parallel indexing techniques and also concentric indexing for achieving controlled turns, something which is of great importance for manoeuvring large ships in confined waters, and also for cruise ship which cannot be heeled very much during turns.


The publication covers radar/AIS as a collision avoidance tool and also the working of New Technology (NT) radar. Such radar systems are likely to appear increasingly on the bridges of ships, but differ in many ways from conventional radar.


Radar plotting is covered in the traditional way, but also in a way that links it to the displays on ARPA or plotting aid screens. Plotting exercises are included, both the traditional and also ones based on target vectors

Daire Brunicardi

The Company was established in a small way about 1850 as a retail stationery business, with initial premises on the south side of the River Clyde in Glasgow, next to the Railway terminus in Bridge Street. Later came moves to Drury Street, then to York Street and about the year 1908 to 52 Darnley Street, before a final one to the present premises at 4/10 Darnley Street, in December 1981.

The scope of the Company's publications was broadly increased so that they now covered every phase of sea life. Although too numerous to mention here, publications covered many aspects of nautical knowledge, which, by then had become far more of an exact science. The publishing activities of the company were not, however, limited to nautical affairs. When the Boy Scout and Girl Guide movements started, the Company saw further scope for its activities and became connected with both Associations. Activities have since further expanded into the fields of Scottish literature and plays. The list of the latter is extensive and, judging by their successes in play festivals, has been made up with discrimination. Brown, Son and Ferguson are the leading play publishers in Scotland, with over 200 one act and 100 full length plays always in print.

Title: Radar and AIS for Watchkeeping Officers, 1st Edition 2012 (eBook)
Edition: First
Product Code: BF1005EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-84927-027-4 (9781849270274), ISBN 10: 1-84927-027-9 (1849270279)
Published Date: January 2012
Author: Brown Son & Ferguson

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