Accession Number : AD0344967

Title :   ANTIRADAR FIRE CONTROL FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MOTOROLA INC RIVERSIDE CA

Report Date : AUG 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : A ground and flight test investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of a technique for precisely located enemy battlefield radars. The technique employs a passive DF receiver for determining target bearing and an active airborne radar for measuring range to the enemy radar antenna which periodically appears like a corner reflector. Flight test have revealed that a wide variety of ground radars can indeed be accurately located by this technique. Subsequent calculations indicate that target location accuracies on the order of 100 yars can be obtained. It is concluded that this technique can form the basis for an antiradar surveillance and target acquisition system for collecting intelligence and for directing weapons against radars and targets associated with radar systems (e.g., missile guidance, airport control, etc.). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR INTERCEPTION, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, AIRBORNE), (*SURFACE TARGETS, TARGET ACQUISITION), (*SEARCH RADAR, COUNTERMEASURES), MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FLIGHT TESTING, RADAR TRACKING, DIRECTION FINDING, RADAR ANTENNAS.

Subject Categories : Countermeasures
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE