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Tracking radar

Tracking radar

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Tracking radars are distinguished by their dedication to a target and the precision of their angle measurements. Angular estimation is achieved by comparing the echo in two adjacent beams; the problem of pulse-to-pulse variation in the echo amplitude (or phase) is overcome in monopulse radar by making the comparison simultaneously on each pulse. One of the main applications of tracking radar is the guidance of weapons systems.

Chapter Contents:

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Sequential lobbing
  • 3.3 Conical Scanning
  • 3.4 Monopulse radar
  • 3.5 Tracking accuracy
  • 3.6 Frequency agility
  • 3.7 The tracking process
  • 3.8 Radar guidance
  • 3.9 Summary
  • 3.10 References
  • 3.11 Further reading
  • 3.12 Problems

Inspec keywords: electronic warfare; radar tracking; weapons

Other keywords: echo amplitude; adjacent beams; pulse to pulse variation; angle measurements; angular estimation; monopulse radar; weapon guidance system; tracking radar

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications; Radar theory; Electronic warfare

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