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Generic case study: evaluation of early-warning satellites cueing radars against TBM
Author(s): Karl-Heinz Keil
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Paper Abstract

Active Defense with non-nuclear interceptors against Theater or Tactical Ballistic Missiles TBM will become feasible during the next few years. The efficient operation of lower or upper layer weapon systems mainly depend on a relatively accurate cue from satellites and/or long range radars. Geostationary satellites are able to observe the boost phase of TBM and the IR sensor can be designed to provide a rather accurate boost end state vector from which a sufficiently precise prediction of the TBMs free flight trajectory can be derived. Different search strategies for upper and lower layer weapon system radars have to be applied in order to achieve a high detection range gain compared to the autonomous mode of search. The paper will present a simulation approach which is used to evaluate the advantage of dedicated TBM Early Warning IR sensors on GEO satellites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3809, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999, (4 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364029
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Karl-Heinz Keil, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3809:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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