Accession Number : ADA295941

Title :   Radar Resource Sharing Study.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : INTEGRATED SENSORS INC UTICA NY

Personal Author(s) : Gouse, Ronald ; Clancy, John

PDF Url : ADA295941

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : The Radar Resource Sharing Study was undertaken to evaluate the relative advantages or three candidate technologies for implementing a shared beamformer for a dual band (S and UHF) airborne surveillance radar. The beamformer was required to interface with the two active array apertures and perform the signal combining and distribution functions necessary to produce the receive and transmit beams required for each band. The objective was to compare the three approaches in terms of size, weight, power consumption and hardware sharing, based on 1997 technology projections. The candidate beam-former technologies investigated were Conventional, Digital and Optical beamformers. In the digital and optical cases, technology limitations precluded accomplishing all of the required beamformer functions. Therefore, hybrid approaches which employed each of these technologies to the maximum practical extent were devised. The study commenced in September 1992 and was conducted primarily 6n the basis of beamformer requirements for monostatic operation. Later the scope was expanded to consider a bistatic receive implementation having significantly different beam requirements. (MM)

Descriptors :   *AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, *BEAM FORMING, *SEARCH RADAR, *SIDE LOOKING RADAR, OSCILLATORS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO, RADAR, PHOTONICS, FREQUENCY BANDS, SHARING, GAIN, HYBRID SYSTEMS, RADAR CLUTTER, RADAR ANTENNAS, DUAL MODE, ANTENNA ARRAYS, RADIOFREQUENCY, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, ANTENNA APERTURES, BISTATIC RADAR, BISTATIC DETECTION, S BAND.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE