Performance of UAV Radar Concepts for Naval Defence – 11aw12 Final Report

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Authors
  1. Moo, P.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This report analyzes the performance of a bistatic uninhabited aerial vehicle (UAV) radar to detect cruise missile threats beyond a ship’s horizon. The bistatic system, together with adaptive signal processing is shown to provide self-defence capabilities against targets that are heading towards the ship. For area air defence, the UAV radar may not be able to detect some targets, depending on the bistatic geometry. A monostatic UAV radar for small boat defence is also developed. The radar cross section (RCS) of a small boat is modelled, and it is shown that the median monostatic RCS is 1 m². Performance of the UAV radar is analyzed by simulating the small boat scenario in RLSTAP. With the use of Factored space-time adaptive processing (STAP) to reduce clutter power, the resulting minimum detectable velocity is shown to be between 2.8 m/s and 3.8 m/s. Payload sizes and weights are estimated for the proposed radars.

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Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TR-2008-340 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2009
Number of Pages
86
DSTKIM No
CA032259
CANDIS No
531349
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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