Accession Number : AD0915254

Title :   Design Study - Experimental Radar Prediction Device.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO DAYTONA BEACH FL APOLLO AND GROUND SYSTEMS

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : There is a need within the Air Force for the rapid production of radar predictions of uniformly high quality, incorporating the latest intelligence information. Present radar production techniques depend primarily upon manual procedures and are consequently slow and variable in quality depending on the skill and experience of personnel. The results of a detailed design study leading to the implementation of an Experimental Radar Prediction Device (ERPD) are presented in this report. Design approaches for an ERPD controlled by a minicomputer as well as by hard-wired circuits were investigated and the hard-wired ERPD was selected for detailed design on the basis of cost. Design requirements were formulated as a Configuration Item Development Specification. An ERPD configuration was developed, including a full-sized mockup with panel layouts. A set of operation procedures was written for the production of radar predictions and for the update and operation of radar data used by the ERPD. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR TARGETS, SIMULATION), (*RADAR TARGET POSITION SIMULATORS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), (*MOVING TARGET INDICATORS, INTERACTIONS), MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, DATA BASES, AERIAL TARGETS, RADAR OPERATORS, INTERFACES, AIRCRAFT, RADAR CLUTTER, ATTENUATION, SPECULAR REFLECTION, ASPECT ANGLE, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), SLANT RANGE, PRECIPITATION, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, GRAPHICS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MINICOMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Military Intelligence
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE