Accession Number:

ADA029262

Title:

Radar Detectability of Light Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

A study has been made of the factors determining the ability of radar to detect light aircraft. Previously published work in this area was reviewed, and two series of experiments, in the time frame 1973 - 1975, were carried out to investigate the characteristics of the radar echo from light aircraft in flight. One series of experiments was carried out using the calibrated CRC coherent radar. The other series, conducted with the cooperation of the Ministry of Transport, made use of an operational Air Traffic Control radar. The findings of the study are summarized, and recommendations are made concerning the design, siting, and operation of Air Traffic Control primary radars to improve their detection performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE