Multifunction Radar Simulator (MFRSIM)


  1. Gauthier, S.
  2. Riseborough, E.
  3. Nohara, T.J.J
  4. Jones, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
DRDC Ottawa has developed a multifunction radar (MFR) software simulator through several contracts with Atlantis Scientific Inc and Sicom Systems Ltd. The latest version called MFRSIM, is coded in MATLAB version 6.1 (by Math Works Inc), running on an IBM compatible PC. MFRSIM has been developed specifically to evaluate the detection capability of an MFR against anti-ship missiles (ASM) operating in a littoral environment. Both rotating and non-rotating phased array MFRs can be simulated, as well as conventional rotating antennas such as volume search radars. The simulation can include land clutter, sea clutter, chaff clutter, rain clutter and angel clutter with jamming. MFRSIM products detection outputs in a casual manner one dwell at a time. The detector outputs are sent to the bean scheduler and the associated tracker. The tracker automatically initiates new tracks and interfaces with the beam scheduler to request tracking dwells. The beam scheduler controls the scheduling of surveillance; confirmation, cued search and tracking beams based on the tracker and detector outputs. The parameters of the transmitted dwell can be changed from dwell to dwell. A procedure has been developed to automatically select the waveform parameters for the scheduled dwell from a library of predefined waveforms. Although this capability is still rudimentary, the intention is eventually to select a given waveform as a function of the radar returns and environment data. This report describes the m

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Multifunction radar (MFR);Adaptive arrays;MFRSIM Software
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2002-165 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2002
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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