Accession Number : ADD001268

Title :   Method for World Wide Synchronization of Tracking Radars.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Loos,John C

Report Date : 28 Jun 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent describes a system and method for accurately synchronizing a plurality of radar stations which are tracking the same target. The system provides a very accurate frequency standard from which epoch, i.e., 'on time', pulses can be determined. With this information accurately maintained, computer analysis can provide the proper offset from epoch time which will prevent interference or beacon stealing at acquisition. Monitoring of a radar station's transmission provides information from which PRF occurrence can be advanced or retarded to also eliminate beacon stealing.

Descriptors :   *Synchronization(Electronics), *Radar tracking, *Patents, Radar stations, Global

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE