Advanced Forward Area Tactical Radar Network.
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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An advanced tactical radar network which is under conceptual development by the Air Force, with an anticipated installation date in the late 1980s, is described and some of the primary design choices are evaluated. The proposed radar network would provide revolutionary improvements in the quality of coverage by tactical radars by taking advantage of current trends in data processing and data communications. The heart of the network is a number of closely-spaced short-range 3-D radars which communicate with one another to share information about target tracks. All radars in the network are assumed to employ sophisticated data processing techniques to process target reports, with the resulting information communicated to all radars in the network through a grid of communication links. Each radar in the network will maintain a complete file of track reports for all targets seen by the network. The communication links used will also be available for other communications, command and control purposes. A variety of algorithms which may be used in the network are discussed, and some of the main problems to be faced in developing the network are pointed out. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Command, Control and Communications Systems