Accession Number:

ADA093638

Title:

Theory of Conical-Scan Radars for Low-Angle Tracking,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

In this report, a description of the tracking behavior of conical-scan radars with low-angle targets is presented. To begin, an equivalence is established between monopulse and conical-scan radars. Transformations are then developed from this equivalence, which permit one to treat a conical-scan radar as an equivalent monopulse radar. An example is given of the use of these transformations for simulating the low-angle tracking behavior of conical-scan radars. The simulated result is compared with a low-angle conical-scan radar measurement. Since approximations are made in developing the theory presented in this report, a discussion is given on the range of tracking parameters for which the theory is valid. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE