Accession Number : ADA330988

Title :   Digital Beam Synthesis (DBS) for a High Capability Opto-Electronic Radar (HICAPOR)

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Despain, Alvin M. ; Vesecky, John F.

PDF Url : ADA330988

Report Date : 25 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Digital beam synthesis using a high capability opto-electronic radar (HICAPOR) by Alvin M. Despain and John F. Vesecky. This JASON study investigates the capabilities of HICAPOR by calculating the antenna beam patterns formed by typical implementations of this concept. A wide variety of parameter choices are investigated and antenna patterns for HICAPOR are compared with conventional phased array and true time delay techniques of beam formation. The presentation begins with an introduction of the HICAPOR concept and how it fits within a high capability, very wide band radar. This is followed by presentation of a computer simulation of the beam and pulse forming capabilities of HICAPOR over a range of radar parameters. HICAPOR beamforming performance is then compared with the performance of other radar types. Finally conclusions are drawn and recommendations made.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL RADAR, *ELECTROOPTICS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, BROADBAND, BEAM FORMING, RADAR SIGNALS, RADAR ANTENNAS, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, OPTICAL PROCESSING, BEAM STEERING, PHASED ARRAYS, WAVEFORM GENERATORS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE