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Doppler radar for high-speed interceptor
Author(s): Herman Brian Sequeira; Tsi-Shung Sun
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Paper Abstract

The increasing speeds of modern-day threats necessitate interceptor platforms that must generate matching capabilities in velocity and maneuverability. The interceptor's size and weight limits the available antenna aperture, and consequently, the broad antenna beam that results combines with the high platform speed to smear returning echoes over a larger frequency spectrum than is encountered in more traditional airborne radars. Furthermore, the radar must perform in very high-g environments that are typical of such engagements. The very high closing speeds dictate short engagement times that in turn limit the time available for the radar to acquire a target and then track it with acceptable accuracy. We describe a radar design that attempts to reconcile these (at times, conflicting) requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2747, Radar Sensor Technology, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243076
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Herman Brian Sequeira, Glynn Scientific Inc. and Sanders/Lockheed Martin Co. (United States)
Tsi-Shung Sun, Glynn Scientific Inc. and Sanders/Lockheed Martin Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2747:
Radar Sensor Technology
Gerald S. Ustach, Editor(s)

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