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Revisit control of a phased-array radar for tracking maneuvering targets when supported by a precision electronic support measures (ESM) sensor
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Paper Abstract

Since phased array radars have the ability to perform adaptive sampling of the target trajectory by radar beam positioning, proper control of the radar has the potential for significantly improving many aspects associated with the tracking of multiple maneuvering targets. When supported by additional sensors, the sampling of the phased array radar can be reduced significantly. However, controlling the revisit times of the phase array radar becomes more difficult. The technique proposed in this paper uses the Interacting Multiple Model algorithm to track maneuvering targets and control the radar revisit time and pointing when the radar is supported by a Precision Electronic Support Measures (PESM) sensor. Algorithms for tracking with multiple sensors, computing the radar revisit time, and pointing the radar are presented in this paper. Performance comparisons are given with the radar using adaptive data rates and the PESM providing measurements at regular intervals and intermittently.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2235, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1994, (6 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179096
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory A. Watson, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
W. Dale Blair, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2235:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1994
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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