Tag Archives: Radar

MARITIME SURVEILLANCE – Capt. Sanjiv Wagh

The importance of Maritime Surveillance was starkly brought into focus by the 26/11/2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Since then, a number of measures have been undertaken to secure our coast line. However, much remains to be done to have a truly comprehensive maritime surveillance system. The primary aim of a Maritime surveillance system is to improve […]

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Racon

A RACON (RAdar and beaCON) is a radar transponder commonly used to mark maritime navigational hazards. When a racon receives a radar pulse, it responds with a signal on the same frequency which puts an image on the radar display. This takes the form of a short line of dots and dashes forming a Morse character radiating away from the location […]

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Radar

Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, altitude, direction, or speed of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain. The radar dish or antenna transmits pulses of radio waves or microwaves that bounce off any object in their path. The object returns a tiny part of […]

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