Accession Number : AD0864427

Title :   Adaptive Phased Array Radar Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 13 Aug 68-13 Oct 69,

Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP BALTIMORE MD COMMUNICATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sanders, Melvin J., Jr. ; Lyons, Bernard J.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : A study with the goal of contributing to the development of adaptive phased array radar techniques is presented. Adaptive phased array radar is concerned with modification by closed loop control of the radar in response to a change of radar environment such that performance is improved with respect to performance before modification. This study has been concerned with selection of a quantitative measure of radar system performance and relating this measure of performance to control of phased array radar parameters. Modeling of the general radar problem has established a framework of language and functional representation. An adaptive illumination function synthesizer for a tracking radar operating in a point target environment was completed and significant progress was made on completion of an adaptive waveform synthesizer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PHASED ARRAYS), (*RADAR ANTENNAS, (*RADAR TRACKING, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, RADAR SIGNALS, INFORMATION THEORY, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, FOURIER ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE