Accession Number:

ADA581966

Title:

Integration and Validation of Avian Radars (IVAR): Functional Requirements and Performance Specifications for Avian Radar Systems. Version 3.0

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2000-1 Jan 2010

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2011-12-09

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

During the course of the IVAR project, the team members identified functions they thought a modern avian radar system should be capable of performing. The staff also measured or collected specifications for the level at which these systems should perform these required functions. This document presents those functional requirements and performance specifications, with the goal of providing them as a starting point for anyone who is interested in acquiring and using avian radar technology. The functional requirements and performance specifications provided in this document are based on the capabilities of the avian radar systems the IVAR project evaluated during its three-year study. These functions and specification are derived from the actual field studies conducted during the IVAR project Thus, they represent the operational capabilities of systems that were on the market when that study concluded 2010. Nonetheless, the IVAR staff has endeavored to frame these capabilities in a generic and vendor-neutral form. In doing so, the objective is to use these specifications as a baseline to which additional functions, or better performance of existing functions, can be added from other systems on the market today or from new systems coming on the market. Avian radar systems are a new and rapidly developing technology consequently, any list of functional requirements and performance specifications will, of necessity, be a dynamic document for the foreseeable future.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Cybernetics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE