AUTOMATIC TRACKING WITH SEQUENTIAL LOBING.
ELECTRONIC DEFENSE LABS SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-WEST MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIF
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This report analyzes the problem of automatic tracking with a passive RF system by sequential lobing of antenna beams. The analysis is general enough to be applied to optical, infrared, and sonar passive tracking systems. Among the problems considered are a processing of tracking-error waveforms, b demodulations techniques, c antenna-beam gradient and resolution, d pulse detection, e the lobing rate, and f receiver AGC requirements. The conclusion drawn is that the sequential-lobing system, compared to the conical-scan system, is as accurate, has the advantage of a variable lobing rate, and can change antenna beams electronically, but its signal-processing circuitry is more complex. Results of the analysis were applied to the development of wideband 50 to 500 Mc and 1 to 11 Gc sequential-lobing tracking systems. Author
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