Phased-Array Radar Architectures

Phased-Array Radar Architectures

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This chapter examines some common phased-array radar (PAR) architectures used for many applications. Three general categories of architectures are described: antenna-based; bandwidth-based; and radar function-based.

Chapter Contents:

  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Antenna-Based Architectures
  • 9.2.1 Full Field-of-View Radars
  • 9.2.2 Limited Field-of-View Radars
  • 9.2.3 Digital Beam Former Radars
  • 9.2.4 Mechanically-Steered Phased-Array Radars
  • 9.3 Bandwidth-Based Architectures
  • 9.3.1 Narrowband Radars
  • 9.3.2 Wideband Radars
  • 9.4 Function-Based Radars
  • 9.4.1 Search Radars
  • 9.4.2 Track Radars
  • 9.4.3 Classification, Discrimination, and Identification Radars
  • 9.4.4 Missile Illumination Radars
  • 9.4.5 Multifunction Radars
  • 9.5 Scalable Radar Architectures
  • 9.5.1 Scalable Architecture Objectives
  • 9.5.2 Scalable Architecture Components
  • 9.5.3 Candidate Building Blocks for Scalable Radar Architectures
  • Building Blocks
  • 9.5.4 Examples of Radars Synthesized from Architecture Building Blocks
  • Wideband Full Field-of-View Radar
  • Mechanically-Scanned Limited Field-of-View Radar

Inspec keywords: phased array radar

Other keywords: phased array radar architecture; radar function based architecture; antenna based architecture; bandwidth based architecture

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications

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