Low Frequency Radar Systems Should Replace Current High Frequency Radar Systems on the Battlefield to Optimize the Army's Ground Surveillance Radar Capability.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS
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Current state-of-the-art technology provides the Army with two distinct types of radar to accomplish the ground surveillance mission. The first is a high frequency, line-of-sight system the second is a low frequency, foliage independent system. To optimize its future ground surveillance radar capability, the Army must, in light of monetary and manpower constraints, choose that system which best fulfills its needs. This paper investigates the efficacy of both systems to detect, acquire, and identify targets of military interest on the battlefield. It addresses both the machine and man-machinehuman aspects of radar operation. The demonstrated capabilities of both systems are compared and evaluated to determine which system shows the greatest potential to optimize the Armys ground surveillance radar capability. The study concludes that low frequency radar systems are superior to currently fielded high frequency radar systems. It further recommends that the Army place priority effort into developing low frequency radar systems for future ground use. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment