A high-speed marine radar combined with advanced digital processing can produce high resolution images that allow the user to identify hazardous ice features and small icebergs which are nearly impossible to see with a conventional radar. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is working in partnership with Transport Canada’s Transportation Development Centre (TDC) to develop an “Ice Hazard Radar”. The system was evaluated in three dedicated trials on board the icebreaker CCGS Henry Larsen to fully demonstrate the capability of the radar in a variety of operating environments and ice conditions. This paper presents the results of the trials.

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