Accession Number : ADP004625

Title :   Four Band Radar Augmentation System for High Performance Targets,

Corporate Author : TECOM INDUSTRIES INC CHATSWORTH CA

Personal Author(s) : Sefton,H. B. , Jr

Report Date : JAN 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Modern day targets, used to exercise radar detection and tracking systems, frequency employ radar augmentation systems to enhance their cross section to simulate a larger vehicle. This results in improved detection/tracking that is closer to operational scenarios. Since detection and tracking radars are frequency optimized systems, the radar augmentation must cover the multiple bands in which these radars operate. A design was undertaken to provide radar augmentation, for a high performance target, in L, S, C and X bands. This target operates at MACH 3, to 80,000 feet altitude, with flight times to 300 seconds, and experiences stagnation temperatures at the radome in excess of 500 F.

Descriptors :   *RADAR TRACKING, *SEARCH RADAR, *RADAR TARGETS, *SIMULATORS, L BAND, S BAND, C BAND, X BAND, MACH NUMBER, FREQUENCY, GAIN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE