The Characteristics of Radar Signal from the small FRP Boat -Comparison of the Condition with Reflector and without Reflector-
Radar Cross Section
It is difficult to detect small FRP boats on the radar screen at a greater distance since the Radar Cross Section(RCS) of these boats is so low. Therefore,it is recommended that the small FRP boat equips with a type approved radar reflector. A large number of theoretical studies have been made on radar reflector. However,at the actual sea area,the quantitative effects with the radar reflector on the boat are not yet clear enough. In this paper,authors examine the characteristics of radar signal intensity and echo paint from a small FRP boat whith the radar reflector is installed or not in the situation of two aspect angles,these are 90° and 0°. The major results are as follows.
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