Accession Number : ADA264397


Title :   Antenna Size, Transmitter Power, and Solid State Transmitter Considerations in Affordable Radar Design


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Pavco, John ; Michelson, Max ; Alessio, David ; Ascher, Harold


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264397.pdf


Report Date : 04 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Variant radar system configurations are explored aimed at reducing the radar production cost. The study baseline uses the Volume Surveillance Radar concept, a long range, 3-D shipboard air surveillance radar using pulsed doppler processing techniques. The variants adjust the relative performance of the individual radar subsystems, primarily the antenna, transmitter, and number of receiver channels. When no deterioration in the overall radar performance is permitted, the possible savings in production cost are limited to 7% except for the use of a solid state on-mount transmitter which offers a potential savings of 16%. When minor performance reductions in data rate, operating frequency bandwidth, or elevation coverage are permitted, production cost savings of up to 32% may be achieved. Radar, Detection Range, Shipboard Surveillance Radar, Affordable Radar, Cost Estimation.


Descriptors :   *RADAR , *COSTS , SIGNAL PROCESSING , FREQUENCY , DETECTION , RECEIVERS , MOUNTS , ELEVATION , RADAR ANTENNAS , SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS , RADAR TRANSMITTERS , CHANNELS , SEARCH RADAR , SAVINGS , DETERIORATION , BANDWIDTH , DATA RATE , SHIPBOARD , CONFIGURATIONS , REDUCTION , PRODUCTION , RATES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE