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