LONG RANGE AIRCRAFT DETECTION USING HIGH-FREQUENCY SURFACE-WAVE RADAR

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Authors
  1. Leong, H.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Experimental data from a High-Frequency Surface-Wave Radar (HFSWR) operating at 1.95 MHz at Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland are analyzed to assess the capability of the radar to detect aircraft over an ocean surface. The results of the analysis show that the HFSWR could easily detect and track a low-flying CP-140 Aurora aircraft at ranges between 11 and 56 km. The radar's coverage area coincides with a trans-Atlantic international flight route, and the radar was also able to detect and track some commercial aircraft in range as far as 280 km.
Keywords
HFSWR (High Frequency Surface Wave Radar)
Report Number
DREO-1245 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 1994
Number of Pages
62
DSTKIM No
95-00851
CANDIS No
149012
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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