Exploitation of Elevation Angle Control for a 2-D HF Skywave Radar
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES TOULOUSE (FRANCE)
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ONERA, sponsored by the French Ministry of defense Aeronautics program department SPAe, has conducted the realization and experimentations of the skywave HF radar, called NOSTRADAMUS. This is a new concept of Over-the-Horizon radar constituted of a monostatic surface array on a three arms star. This choice of structure allows an azimuthal coverage of 360 degrees and elevation beam-forming capability. This paper presents the NOSTRADAMUS system and describes the real time frequency management system of the radar by using the elevation focalization. We present new sounding techniques which have been developed and implemented in the management of the system such as the radar is completely autonomous.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment