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Introduction

Introduction

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The primary mission of Airborne Early Warning (AEW) is to detect, classify, and track distant air targets, and to direct the simultaneous interception of multiple threat forces. However, the AEW system also performs (often simultaneously) other tasks, such as the coordination of search and rescue and airborne rendezvous control (e.g., airborne-tanker join-ups).

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Overview
  • 1.2 AEW History
  • 1.2.1 Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft
  • 1.2.2 Blimps and Aerostats
  • 1.2.3 AEW Today
  • 1.3 Discussion
  • 1.3.1 Platforms and Sensors
  • 1.3.2 Radars: Frequencies and Improvement Needs
  • 1.3.3 Antenna and Aircraft Configurations
  • 1.3.4 Phased Arrays, Trackers, and Target Recognition
  • 1.3.5 Bistatic Radar
  • 1.3.6 The AEW Mission System

Inspec keywords: airborne radar; target tracking; alarm systems

Other keywords: AEW system; search and rescue; airborne early warning system concepts; airborne rendezvous control; simultaneous interception; multiple threat force; distant air target tracking

Subjects: Signal processing and detection; Radar equipment, systems and applications; Radar theory

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