Accession Number : AD0849990

Title :   Moving Target Detection System (MOTARDES), AN/APQ-137.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS INST WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH DIV

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The AN/APQ-137 moving target detection system (MOTARDES) has a sensor mounted on the nose of a helicopter to detect moving enemy personnel and equipment that are difficult or impossible to see because of darkness, foliage, or camouflage. It radiates RF pulses, scans a 60 deg forward sector, processes the returns to disclose anything in motion, and presents these prospective targets on a 5-inch radarscope. Being coordinated with the fire control system, the AN/APQ-137 makes possible accurate firing of the helicopter's rocket launchers and 6-barrel 7.62-mm machine guns against targets formerly overlooked. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOVING TARGET INDICATORS, HELICOPTERS), (*DOPPLER RADAR, HELICOPTERS), AIRBORNE, COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, TARGET ACQUISITION, SURFACE TARGETS, NIGHT WARFARE, AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, MACHINE GUNS, ROCKETS, K BAND.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE