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High Resolution Surface Current Mapping Radar System for Intercoastal Waterways
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (413) 549-4402
Quadrant Engineering has recently developed a wide bandwidth microwave radar system, named CDKS, capable of processing radar signals using the Delta K technique. Design goals were to develop a ruggedized, compact, and low-cost instrument for operational use as part of NOAA's harbor monitoring system. In this project, the first field experiments are to be carried out using the CDKS system. These experiments will be made from a tower overlooking Newark Harbor and will be carried out continuously over a two week period. Measurements using a single CDKS system can be employed to measure surface currents parallel to the radar line-of-sight. During Phase I, we will investigate techniques to combine two CDKS systems, placed several kilometers apart, to measure the complete current vector. Successful completion of Phase I research will result in Phase II development and fielding of a dual CDKS system for measuring surface current vector in shipping channels, harbors, and estuaries.
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