Accession Number : ADA300147

Title :   Review of Sensor Technology and Potential IIP Applications. Cost and Operational Analysis for Selected International Ice Patrol Mission Alternatives. Annex M.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 94-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : EER SYSTEMS CORP VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Jacob, Richard F.

PDF Url : ADA300147

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report is Interim Report Volume 13 for the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Ice Patrol Mission Analysis Study. The International Ice Patrol uses airborne radar surveillance as the primary detection method for locating, identifying and classifying icebergs. The existing AN/APS-135 SLAR radar is based on a dry film processor technology and is scheduled to be upgraded with a digital processor. The AN/APS-137 FLAR radar is primarily used for identification and classification purposes. This report reviews performance aspects of these systems and presents an analysis of alternative sensor systems and improvements that would enhance iceberg detection, identification, and classification. The technical review covers SLAR and FLAR systems, but focuses primarily on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems. Airborne and satellite platforms are considered and suggested radar improvements for future applications are described. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PATROLLING, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *ICEBERGS, *SIDE LOOKING RADAR, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, DATA PROCESSING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIRBORNE, FALSE ALARMS, RADAR IMAGES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, RELIABILITY, DATA ACQUISITION, RADAR CLUTTER, AREA COVERAGE, REMOTE DETECTION, SEARCH RADAR, SEA ICE, FORWARD LOOKING, PATROL AIRCRAFT, ICE REPORTING, NEWFOUNDLAND(PROVINCE).

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE