Exploitation of the Environment

Exploitation of the Environment

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A significant part of stealth strategy is concerned with exploiting the environment in every way possible, consistent with the mission requirements. This consists of exploiting not only the natural environment (atmospheric attenuation, clutter, and so forth) but also the man-made environment [such things as the electronic order of battle (EOB) and electronic countermeasures (ECM)]. In the last part of this chapter, an example LPI-interceptor scenario analysis will be performed. This analysis shows the essential elements of most LPI mission assessments. In the third chapter, there was a survey of the performance and parameters of current intercept receivers. This chapter shows, among other things, that the environment limits passive and active detection of stealth platforms rather than raw sensitivity.

Chapter Contents:

  • 4.1 Atmospheric Attenuation
  • 4.2 Clutter
  • 4.3 Terrain Masking
  • 4.4 Electronic Order of Battle
  • 4.4.1 Radar and EW Intercept EOB
  • 4.4.2 Radar Emitter EOB
  • 4.4.3 Electronic Countermeasures EOB
  • 4.5 RF Spectrum Masking
  • 4.5.1 Example Ambient Spectra
  • 4.5.2 Estimating Ambient Spectra
  • 4.5.3 Estimating Ambient Pulse Density
  • 4.6 Example Scenario Analysis
  • 4.6.1 Classification Usable Sensitivity
  • 4.6.2 Monte Carlo Simulations
  • 4.7 Typical Deployed Emitters
  • 4.8 Exercises
  • 4.9 References

Inspec keywords: radar clutter; military radar; radar cross-sections

Other keywords: LPI mission assessments; EOB; clutter; electronic countermeasures; atmospheric attenuation; stealth platform active detection; electronic order-of-battle; environment exploitation; LPI-interceptor scenario analysis; stealth platform passive detection; intercept receivers; mission requirements; ECM; stealth strategy

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications

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