DETECTION AND TRACKING OF LOW-ALTITUDE AIRCRAFT USING HF SURFACE-WAVE RADAR

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Authors
  1. Chan, H.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A series of aircraft-detection trials was conducted using experimental high frequency surface wave radar (HFSWR) facilities located on the east coast of Canada. These trials were part of a research and development project undertaken at DND to demonstrate the HFSWR technology in a wide-area coastal surveillance role. Several aircraft were used in these trials, including a Beechcraft King-Air 200, a Lockheed T-33 and a Canadair Challenger 601 aircraft. Experimental results were in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions. With relatively low averaged power, the King-Air and the Challenger were tracked to beyond 120 km. The ability of the HFSWR to track manoeuvring targets was demonstrated. In addition the radar is also capable of long-range tracking of high-altitude aircraft. Signal-processing algorithms for the HFSWR can be improved by exploiting the characteristics of the signal environment measured in these trials.
Keywords
HFSWR (High Frequency Surface Wave Radar);Aircraft (Challenger);Aircraft (Beechcraft King-Air 601)
Report Number
DREO-1334 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 1998
Number of Pages
108
DSTKIM No
99-00227
CANDIS No
510096
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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