Object Class: Radar reflector


Acronym: RADRFL (P)

Code: 101

Set Attribute_A: HEIGHT; STATUS; VERACC; VERDAT;

Set Attribute_B: INFORM; NINFOM; NTXTDS; SCAMAX; SCAMIN; TXTDSC;

Set Attribute_C: RECDAT; RECIND; SORDAT; SORIND;

Definition:

A device capable of, or intended for, reflecting radar signals. (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 4147)

A radar reflector is usually a 'tetrahedron or pentagonal corner reflector (...) to facilitate reflection towards the sender'. (International Maritime Dictionary, 2nd Ed.)

References:

INT 1: IS 4;

M-4: 465.1-2;

Remarks:

The object 'radar reflector' is only used to encode a device specifically intended to reflect radar signals. If any other object, e.g. topmark, buoy, beacon etc.. is radar conspicuous, because of its construction, the attribute 'CONRAD' must be used.

Distinction: retro-reflector;