Accession Number : AD0758139

Title :   Experimental Array Radar (EAR) Test Bed.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA ADVANCED SENSORS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Low,William L.

Report Date : 24 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : PLAY SYSTEMSSIGNAL PROCESSING, *EXPERIMENTAL ARRAY RADARThe report summarizes the background and the accomplishments of the Experimental Array Radar (EAR) exploratory development project. A test bed radar is described that features a crossed-beam electronically scanned antenna. This test bed is operational at low power levels and is located at the US Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Each subsystem of the test bed is described along with appropriate photographs of completed equipment. Digital control and signal processing are used throughout the design. Pertinent performance characteristics of the nominally 20-kilometer detection range system are given. A preliminary assessment of applications and problems are cited. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MONOPULSE RADAR, *PHASED ARRAYS), ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE