Accession Number : ADD012251

Title :   Random Beam Positioning Surveillance Process.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Allen,Michael G ; Feacher,Howard ; McCallam,Dennis

Report Date : 18 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Random beam positioning for an E-scan radar system having an electronically steerable antenna is controlled by a digital computer which is programmed to generate lists or files of portions of the desired area of surveillance. Two separate lists are generated corresponding to the forward and rear portions of the area of coverage. These lists are thereafter independently randomized and combined to generate beam position commands for the desired surveillance region, thereby providing full radar coverage over a desired region while decreasing the probability of being tracked by an undesired detector.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *STEERABLE ANTENNAS, AREA COVERAGE, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, POSITION(LOCATION), SURVEILLANCE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE