Unattended/Minimally Attended Radar Study. Volume I. Executive Summary.
Final technical rept.
ITT GILFILLAN VAN NUYS CA
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This executive summary presents an overview of a study of alternative radar design approaches that could be developed to optimally satisfy requirements for unattended and minimally attended radar operations. The requirements, detailed in the study statement of work, consist of two sets of nominal radar performance parameter goals one set for the unattended radar UAR and a second for the minimally attended radar MAR. Based on these requirements, alternative radar design approaches were synthesized for both UAR and MAR, and evaluated for reliability, life cycle cost LCC, and performance. The radar designs recommended for UAR and MAR displayed the greatest potential for optimally satisfying all stated requirements. These designs are detailed in Volume II of the report. The UAR, a 60 nmi 2D radar, automatically outputs target track data that can be remoted to manned logistics nodes andor ROCCs via narrowband communications links. It provides all altitude surveillance coverage of aircraft targets between 100 and 100,000 feet, and is configurable to be sufficiently reliable to guarantee, to a 90 percent confidence level, failure-free system operation for periods of time from three months to one year. The MAR, a 200 nmi 3D radar, also automatically outputs target track data to logistics nodes andor ROCCs. It provides all altitude 3D coverage of aircraft targets between 100 and 100,000 feet, and is configurable to be sufficiently reliable to guarantee, to a 90 percent confidence level, failure-free system operation for periods of time from five days to 0.5 month.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment