PALANTIR I FIELD TRIALS 1992

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Authors
  1. Cameron, F.W.P.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Between February and September 1992 two field trials of the PALANTIR I high-frequency direction finding system were conducted, the first at CFS Masset and the second at CFB Gander. The plans for these trials are described as well as observations on their execution. During these trials recordings were made of the performance against a variety of well-known fixed HF transmitters. Analysis of this data is provided. The equipment performed well on the Masset deployment, but poorer during the Gander deployment and some speculation for this difference is provided. Material from the PALANTIR I field trials considerably influenced the design of follow-on systems. These comprise the PALANTIR II system and the DRAGONFIX II systems that entered the Canadian Forces and US Army inventories in the spring of 1994. The recommendations include a proposal that all deployments of such systems should include the continuous collection of test data. For both the PALANTIR I and PALANTIR II systems this can be done automatically by the systems' computers. The collection procedure can be run on the computers at a low priority so it will not consume resources when they might be better used to prosecute operational targets. This test data can be analyzed in near real time to support quality-control procedures. TRUNCATED
Keywords
PALANTIR I
Report Number
ORA-PR-9504 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 1995
Number of Pages
86
DSTKIM No
95-04688
CANDIS No
152718
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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