Attribute: Radar wave length


Acronym: RADWAL

Code: 126

Attribute type: A

Definition:

The distance between two successive peaks (or other points of identical phase) on an electromagnetic wave in the radar band of the electromagnetic spectrum.

References:

INT 1: IS 3.1-4;

M-4: 486.3-4;

Indication:

the wavelength and the band code character is indicated;

In the case where two bands should be encoded, these should be separated by a comma.

Unit: m

Resolution: 0.01 m

Format:

V.VV-B V.VV-B,V.VV-B

'VV.VV' encodes the value of wavelength.

'B' encodes the band; each separated by a hyphen ('-')

Example:

the radar transponder beacon wavelength '3cm (X) - Band' is indicated as '0.03-X'

Remarks:

The attribute 'radar transponder beacon wavelength' encodes the specific wavelength at which a radar transponder beacon transmits.

Radar transponder beacons generally work on the following wavelengths:

- 3cm (X) - Band

- 10cm (S) - Band

Nevertheless, wavelengths outside the marine band are used.