Accession Number : ADD012935

Title :   Situation Awareness Mode.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Phillips,Robert A ; Cassidy,Calvin A

Report Date : 16 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A modification is presented to improve radar systems, which normally tracks a single target, to enable them to perform a simultaneous search of a large space volume while maintaining track of a selected target. This modification entails an operating process in which a search is conducted with a controlled search pattern and search time so that the antenna is as close as possible to the tracked target position at the search conclusion and antenna slewing time is mimimized. Finally, the present procedure can be implemented while adding as little as a thousand words of memory to the radar system.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ANTENNAS, *RADAR, *SEARCHING, *RADAR EQUIPMENT, *TRACKING, AWARENESS, CONTROL, PATTERNS, POSITION(LOCATION), SLEWING, SYNCHRONISM, TARGETS, TIME

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE