Accession Number : ADD009528

Title :   Integrated Weapon Control Radar System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Bernard L

Report Date : 09 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A system for integrating weapon control radars which operate at the same or different frequency bands, and for permitting every weapon control radar, for example on a ship, to lock through every weapon control antenna, thereby enabling all radars to be used against all targets, includes interconnecting broad-band antennas that can be time - and/or frequency-shared by all the radars. Each antenna has a coaxial monopulse feed at the various bands of operation. Each antenna also includes a switch for time-sharing the radars either simultaneously or sequentially into the antenna. A second switch for each antenna sends the radar outputs associated with each antenna to a control system for that antenna and its associated weapon launcher.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radar antennas, *Integrated systems, *Weapon control, *Radar tracking, Monopulse radar, Sharing, Coaxial configurations, Radar targets, Antenna feeds, Time sharing, Search radar, Circuit interconnections, Broadband, Launchers, Ship antennas, Frequency bands, Operation, Shipboard

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE