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Title:PERFORMANCE OF CENTIMETRE SHORE RADAR EQUIPMENT [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 177
Summary: Technical film focusing on the centimetre shore radar system.
Description: Reel 1: “The phenomenon of anomalous propagation or superrefraction, which is mentioned in this film, is dealt with more fully in another film entitled “Radar Weather”. 10Cm radar sets plotting ships and low flying aircraft. Presentation sets include PPI tube – range tube or A Scan dealt with for target identification. Different effects on radar response displayed on tube due to possible weather or set fault. Signal to noise ratio explained. Decibel explained in relation to signal to noise ratio. Calibrating set.
Reel 2: “Set Performance Tests”. Once calibrated the set is tested against known targets. “Estimation of target size”.
Reel 3: “Typical Echoes” - Appearance, course and Db value used to differentiate between targets. Examples of different radar display readings to explain - Ships, aircraft, balloons, wrecks, storms etc.
Reel 4: “Centimetre Shore Radar in action” - Radar operators carrying out performance checks. Naval plotting room working in conjunction with operator.Target picked up and identified as E-Boats and MTB dispatched to intercept.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: AIR MINISTRY (Production sponsor)
BRITISH THOMSON-HOUSTON CO. LTD. (Production company)