Accession Number:

ADA220735

Title:

A Theoretical Model for Airborne Radars

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

This work describes a general theory for the simulation of airborne or spaceborne radars. It can simulate many types of systems including Airborne Intercept and Airborne Early Warning radars, airborne missile approach warning systems etc. It computes the average Signal-to-Noise ratio at the output of the signal processor. In this manner, one obtains the average performance of the radar without having to use Monte Carlo techniques. The model has provision for a waveform without frequency modulation and one with linear frequency modulation. The waveform may also have frequency hopping for Electronic Counter Counter Measures or for clutter suppression. The model can accommodate any type of encounter including air-to-air, air-to-ground look-down and rear attacks. It can simulate systems with multiple phase centres on receive for studying advanced clutter or jamming interference suppression techniques. An Airborne Intercept radar is investigated to demonstrate the validity and the capability of the model. Keywords Radar Airborne Simulation Pulse Doppler Theory Computer program Canada.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE