Accession Number:

ADA355732

Title:

Radar Credible Target - 1 (RCT-1) Flight Test: An Innovative Solution for Ground Based Radar - Prototype (BGR-P) Testing

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TELEDYNE BROWN ENGINEERING HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This paper provides an overview of the innovative solutions developed to meet the requirements of the target set designed for the Ground Based Radar Prototype GBR-P Radar Credible Target RCT-1 flight test. The methodology used to design and plan this Target Of Opportunity TOO mission as a Minuteman 3 Associated Operation mission is presented. Solutions developed for the fundamental target designs and their truth data instrumentation are presented in context with the deployment schema developed for RCT-1. In addition, an innovative and cost effective chaff target concept to be tested on RCT-1 is presented with respect to possible out year Integrated Flight Test requirements. Emphasis is placed on the lessons learned to date from this process, and applicability to further NMD flight testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE