A High Performance, Low Cost, Air Traffic Control Radar.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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RADAR LANDING CONTROL, COSTSSIGNAL PROCESSINGRecent improvements in the technology of electronically switched antennas and digital signal processing make possible a relatively high performance, low cost, surveillance radar. The radar described employs an electronically step-scanned, cylindrical antenna together with an advanced digital signal processor to give superior MTI performance at an estimated cost of less than half the present S-band ASRs. The radar output consists of narrow band, digital target reports free of false alarms, suitable for transmission over telephone lines. Remote radar operation using digital, bright, scan-history displays becomes practical as does easy incorporation of beacon and direction finder outputs along with digitally generated video maps. The complete absence of moving parts, the low power transmitter and the largely solid-state construction will provide high reliability and low maintenance costs. Author Modified Abstract
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment