Four Band Radar Augmentation System for High Performance Targets,
TECOM INDUSTRIES INC CHATSWORTH CA
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Modern day targets, used to exercise radar detection and tracking systems, frequency employ radar augmentation systems to enhance their cross section to simulate a larger vehicle. This results in improved detectiontracking that is closer to operational scenarios. Since detection and tracking radars are frequency optimized systems, the radar augmentation must cover the multiple bands in which these radars operate. A design was undertaken to provide radar augmentation, for a high performance target, in L, S, C and X bands. This target operates at MACH 3, to 80,000 feet altitude, with flight times to 300 seconds, and experiences stagnation temperatures at the radome in excess of 500 F.