Observation of Moving Targets by an Airborne Radar

Observation of Moving Targets by an Airborne Radar

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Airborne Moving-Target Indication (AMTI) radar: An MTI radar flown in an aircraft or other moving platform with corrections applied for the effects of platform motion, which include the changing clutter Doppler frequency and the spread of the clutter Doppler spectrum.

Chapter Contents:

  • 11.1 Low, Medium, and High PRFs
  • 11.2 High-PRF Clutter Pattern
  • 11.2.1 Sidelobe Clutter
  • 11.2.2 Mainlobe Clutter
  • 11.2.3 Altitude Return
  • 11.3 Air-to-Air Radar
  • 11.3.1 HPRF Doppler Spectra
  • 11.3.2 Air-to-Air Radar Techniques
  • 11.3.3 Air-to-Air Radar Modes
  • 11.4 Air-to-Ground Radar
  • 11.4.1 MTI Radar
  • 11.4.2 Detection of Ground-Moving Targets
  • 11.4.3 Intrinsic Clutter Motion
  • 11.4.4 Terrain Limitations on Range
  • 11.4.5 Imaging a Ground-Moving Target of Unknown Constant Velocity
  • 11.4.6 Displaced Phase Center Antenna
  • References
  • Problems

Inspec keywords: Doppler radar; radar clutter; airborne radar

Other keywords: clutter Doppler frequency; clutter Doppler spectrum; airborne radar; airborne moving-target indication radar; platform motion; AMTI radar; aircraft

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications

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