The Advantage of Dual-Frequency Operation in Ship Tracking by HF Surface Wave Radar

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Authors
  1. Leong, H.
  2. Ponsford, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In this paper we demonstrate the advantage of operating HF Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) in a dual-frequency mode. This includes improved performance in ship tracking through sea clutter and ionospheric clutter as well as through target radar-cross-section aspect-angle-dependent nulls. These advantages demonstrate the necessity of dual-frequency (or multiple-frequency) operation in a HFSWR used for maritime surveillance.
Keywords
Maritime Surveillance;dual-frequency operation;ionospheric clutter;target radar-cross-section nulls;HFSWR (High Frequency Surface Wave Radar);HF noise;Multifrequency processing
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-SL-2004-004 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
19 Oct 2004
Number of Pages
6
Reprinted from
International Radar Conference (RADAR 2004)
DSTKIM No
CA027259
CANDIS No
525298
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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