BS ISO 8729-2:2009 - Ships and marine technology. Marine radar reflectors. Active type – BSI British Standards

BS ISO 8729-2:2009

Ships and marine technology. Marine radar reflectors. Active type

Status : Current, Under review   Published : May 2010



BS ISO 8729-2:2009 Ships and marine technology. Marine radar reflectors. Active type

It is recognised that small vessels, often made of glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP), can be poor reflectors of radar signals. In situations where radar is the prime observation tool used by ships at sea, the International

Maritime Organisation considers that it is essential that small vessels, considered in this context to be those under 150 gross tonnage, be equipped with a radar reflector to enhance their radar return and thus improve their visibility to radar.

BS ISO 8729-2 is an International Standard which specifies the minimum requirements for a radar reflector intended to enhance returns from small vessels as required by IMO Resolution MSC.164(78).

It provides the specification for the construction, performance, testing, inspection and installation of such radar reflectors.

Contents of BS ISO 8729-2:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Construction
5 Performance
6 Environmental requirements
7 Inspection and type tests
8 Installation
9 Manual
10 Marking
Annex A (normative) Guidance notes for the installation of active radar reflectors
Annex B (normative) Test method for unwanted emissions of active radar reflectors


Standard NumberBS ISO 8729-2:2009
TitleShips and marine technology. Marine radar reflectors. Active type
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 May 2010
Confirm Date14 November 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ITU-R SM.1541, ITU-R SM.329, ISO 17025, IEC 60945
Informative References(Provided for Information)ITU-R SM.1539, ITU-R Radio Regulations, ITU-R SM.1540, IMO Resolution MSC.164(78), ITU-R M.1313, ITU-R SM.329, ITU-R M.1176, ITU-R M.1177, ITU-R SM.1541
International RelationshipsISO 8729-2:2009
Draft Superseded By08/30172647 DC
DescriptorsRadar, Water transport engineering components, Navigation, Water transport engineering, Installation, Marine navigation, Visual inspection (testing), Radar reflectors, Radiocommunication, Performance testing, Marine signalling devices, Radar equipment, Vessels, Performance, Boats
Title in FrenchNavires et technologie maritime. Réflecteurs radars de marine. Type actif
Title in GermanSchiffe und Meerestechnik. Radarreflektoren für die Schifffahrt. Aktive Ausführung
ISBN978 0 580 60698 4
File Size827 KB

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