Search and Acquisition Functions

Search and Acquisition Functions

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This chapter treats the various types of radar searches, such as volume search, horizon fence search, cued search, and sector search, the different types of waveforms used, and the acquisition function used as a prerequisite for track initiation (TI). Topics include: types of searches; search design; search waveforms and processing.

Chapter Contents:

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Types of Searches
  • 4.2.1 Volume Search
  • 4.2.2 Horizon Search Fence
  • 4.2.3 Cued Search
  • 4.2.4 Multiple-Beam Search
  • 4.3 Acquisition Waveforms and Processing
  • 4.4 References
  • 4.5 Problems

Inspec keywords: phased array radar; radar tracking; waveform analysis

Other keywords: radar search design; radar fundamentals; sector search; phased-array radar design; volume search; radar search waveform; acquisition function; horizon fence search; cued search; radar earch processing; track initiation; search function

Subjects: Mathematical analysis; Radar equipment, systems and applications; Radar theory

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