Modelling a C-Band Space Surveillance Radar using Systems Tool Kit
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA) JOINT OPERATIONS DIVISION
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A model of the ANFPQ-14 C-Band radar was developed using Analytical Graphics, Inc. AGI STK software to support studies investigating the operational performance of the system for surveillance of Space and the contribution it could make to the Space situational awareness mission. STK scenarios were developed to assess the detection performance of the radar model against a satellite target with a given orbital altitude, radar cross section RCS and minimum signal to noise ratio SNR required for detection. These results were compared to those obtained by evaluating the radar range equation. A comparison was also made on the effects of refraction using the effective radius method and International Telecommincations Union ITU model.
- Military Intelligence
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation