Item description for Radar Reflectors for Cruising Sailboats: Why They Work, How to Evaluate Them, and What the Limitations Are by Philip G. Gallman...
SAILING / SAFETY AT SEA / RADAR. The fascinating and complicated world of radar reflectors (more accurately known as radar target enhancers or RTE) is tackled with both technical accuracy and pragmatism, allowing yachts people to both understand and select a product to meet their needs. The challenging problems of making any vessel more visible to radar-equipped vessels are addressed, pointing out the fallacies and misconceptions of traditional "knowledge" about the subject. By carefully modeling the performance of many well-known RTE with clear diagrams, Dr. Gallman brings clarity to how these products work while at sea. Over 50 charts and tables, 16 color plates, and index included.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2005
Publisher Ulyssian Publications
ISBN 1930580738 ISBN13 9781930580732
Availability 0 units.
More About Philip G. Gallman
Phil received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science, all from Yale University. His doctoral research area was mathematical modeling of complex systems. After graduating, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he taught graduate and undergraduate engineering courses and continued his research on mathematical system modeling. After six years with the university, he left the academic world for a twenty-seven year career as a defense contractor, specializing in radar and communication systems. A native of Washington, DC, Phil lives in northern Virginia with his photographer-wife Minnie. An avid cruising sailor, he has sailed his sloop-rigged "Dolly G" extensively on the Chesapeake Bay. He recently retired to devote more time to sailing and writing about radar and electronics on sailboats.