Canada's Third Generation High Frequency Surface Wave Radar System

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Authors
  1. Moo, P.
  2. Ponsford, T.
  3. DiFilippo, D.
  4. McKerracher, R.
  5. Kashyap, N.
  6. Allard, Y.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
The granting of coastal nations’ sovereign rights over their 200 nautical miles (nm), Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) established the requirement for persistent surveillance. The need to provide continuous surveillance of shipping activity out to and beyond the EEZ led to a reassessment of High Frequency Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR). Canada has been investigating the use of HFSWR for persistent surveillance of the EEZ for more than 20 years. Early development cumulated in 2003 with the deployment of two SWR-503 HFSWR systems for monitoring the economically significant Grand Banks region on Canada’s east coast. Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL) subsequently sold a number of SWR- 503 systems to international customers; however, operation of the Canadian systems was terminated in 2007 due to concerns related to the potential for the systems to cause interference to HF communication users. The international systems continue to remain in operation.
Keywords
vessel detection;vessel tracking;spectrum management
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-P025 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 Jun 2015
Number of Pages
21
DSTKIM No
CA040466
CANDIS No
801577
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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