Accession Number : ADD010819

Title :   Microprocessor Based Programmable Frequency Controller for Frequency Agile Radar.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Prickett,M J ; Mott,M H ; Panos,N

Report Date : 08 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The invention is a programmable frequency controller for frequency agile radar system. The system comprises a microprocessor which includes a clock generator, a microprocessor data bus, a program memory, data memory, a front panel radar parameter input unit, an input buffer port, an output buffer port, a front panel display unit, a radar data collection system, a radar synthesizer output buffer unit, a radar frequency synthesizer, and a frequency radar agile system with antenna. The control system operates, monitors, and collects operational data during operation of the frequency agile radar system. Input control parameters are preset at the front panel radar parameter input unit. Program memory contains preprogrammed computer control instructions for the microprocessor in performing control and management of operational data during radar operation. The data memory unit provides capability of storing and transferring data during operation of the system. The front panel display allows for the display of selected parameters for real time monitoring of system's operation. The radar data collection system is comprised of high speed, multichannel, magnetic tape recorder units which record select data for further or later processing. Operation of the radar systems by the microprocessor is controlled through the synthesizer output port and frequency synthesizer. The frequency synthesizer receives operational command from the microprocessor, interprets these commands, and generates the control frequency cycle by which the radar system is to operate.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Frequency agility, *Radar equipment, *Frequency synthesizers, *Microprocessors, Computer programming, Video signals

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE