Accession Number:

AD0849990

Title:

Moving Target Detection System (MOTARDES), AN/APQ-137.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS INST WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The ANAPQ-137 moving target detection system MOTARDES has a sensor mounted on the nose of a helicopter to detect moving enemy personnel and equipment that are difficult or impossible to see because of darkness, foliage, or camouflage. It radiates RF pulses, scans a 60 deg forward sector, processes the returns to disclose anything in motion, and presents these prospective targets on a 5-inch radarscope. Being coordinated with the fire control system, the ANAPQ-137 makes possible accurate firing of the helicopters rocket launchers and 6-barrel 7.62-mm machine guns against targets formerly overlooked. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE