Developing Air-to-Air (A/A) Target Acquisition Modes for Tactical Aircraft Radar
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8:30 - 9:00 - Registration/ Breakfast
9:00 -12:00 - Seminar
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch Provided
1:00 - 4:00 - Seminar
This course provides an introduction to the tactical fighter aircraft and the mode signal processing used for surveillance and target acquisition.
One of the missions of a tactical, multi-mode airborne fire-control radar system is to provide Air-to-Air (A/A) mapping, surveillance, target detection and tracking in support of the fighter aircraft weapon system. During this course we will present the mode concepts and digital signal processing techniques involved in modern airborne radar target detection in presence of clutter and other interferences. Radar waveforms (or modes) treated include continuous wave (CW), high pulse repetition frequency (HPRF) and medium pulse repetition frequency (MPRF). New Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) waveforms are also discussed.
In addition, we will examine and discuss the following topics during this course:
+ Range-gated HPRF including coincident ranging concepts
+ Development of velocity search, range-while-search and track-while-scan
+ Practical implementation and signal processing associated with each mode
+ Advantages and limitations of each mode
+ Military applications of these modes will also be discussed including applications in electronic warfare features.
Presented by: Dr. Phillip Pace
Dr. Phillip Pace is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He earned his Ph.D. in 1990 from University of Cincinnati after receiving his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Ohio University - all in electrical and computer engineering. Dr. Pace has several years of industry experience on Radar Systems both at General Dynamics and Hughes Aircraft Company. At NPS Center for Joint Services Electronic Warfare (CJSEW) he is the ECE Associate Chair-Research. He is the Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, and an IEEE Fellow. He is the author of three textbooks, listed on six patents, has published dozens of technical articles and is an award winning, life-time member, of the AOC.
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