ECCM Waveform Investigation
Final technical rept. 12 Apr 1976-12 May 1977
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE NY
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The programs objective was to determine the potential ECCM performance of coded waveforms for a tactical radar scenario. The waveform parameters investigated were phasefrequency coding, bandwidth, repetition period, durationpeak power, and side lobe levels. A recommended waveform library is presented. One of the program results is that an optimum waveform bandwidth exists for detecting targets in broadband noise. For tactical radar targets this bandwidth is of the order of 40 MHz or less. However, the recommended waveform is a low bandwidth, 250 kHz, multiple-channel frequency diversity waveform. Its performance is only 0.8 dB less than the wide bandwidth optimum. In addition, this waveform has significant advantages in spot jamming and false target repeater jammer environments. It also has significant cost advantages.
- Radio Countermeasures
- Radar Countermeasures
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment