RF Design for Tactical Ultra-Light Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Radar System
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY BRANCH
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The Radar Division of the Naval Research Laboratory NRL has developed the radio frequency RF section of an unmanned aerial vehicle UAV radar system in support of the Navys Tactical Ultra-Light TUL UAV program. This RF section consists of a local oscillator LO and timing-circuitry module, transmit and receive modules, and a calibration network. The objective of the UAV Radar project was to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a target detection concept for the TUL UAV system. This concept includes hardware and digital signal processing DSP algorithms for target detection in high clutter and foilage with low false-track rates. The hardware effort described represents a significant contribution to the Navys ability to field a TUL UAV system with an effective radar capability.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding