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Adaptive digital beamforming (ADBF) architecture for wideband phased-array radars
Author(s): Mark A. Mitchell; Robert L Howard; Chris Tarran
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Paper Abstract

The practical application of adaptive digital beamforming (ADBF) to phased array radar systems has been demonstrated by several systems, most notably MESAR. However, MESAR and the other fielded radar systems employing ADBF are limited to narrow bandwidth operation. The next generation of defense radar systems currently under development are considering ADBF architecture, but with wideband waveforms. New radar system architectures are mandated by the requirement for simultaneously accomplishing wide bandwidth and ADBF, particularly for the precision measurement and tracking environment of ballistic missile defense. This paper describes approaches to developing wideband architectures suitable for this and similar applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3704, Radar Sensor Technology IV, (20 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354604
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Mitchell, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Robert L Howard, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Chris Tarran, Roke Manor Research Institute (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3704:
Radar Sensor Technology IV
Robert Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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