Accession Number:

AD0529812

Title:

Second Fleet Surveillance - Another Exercise in Fleet Air Defense

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1974-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

NRL deployed the Madre radar in a surveillance mode over the Atlantic Ocean transit of the USS INDEPENDENCE CVA-62 in September 1971 for a period of six days. Exercise results are cited which give a resume of air contacts, corroboration of contacts with FAA records, and warning-message formulation and subsequent relay to the CVA-62. Operational deficiencies in azimuth assessment and communication procedures are noted. Experience with an aircraft-tracking algorithm in a multipath environment is examined. Corrective modifications to the Madre equipment, including monopulse receivers, monopulse-processing-channel development, chirp emissions, low-data-rate communications, and backscatter monitor, which will all enhance the Madre fleet-air-defense FAD posture, are described briefly.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Intelligence
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE