A study has been made of the factors determining the ability of radar to detect light aircraft. Previously published work in this area was reviewed, and two series of experiments, in the time frame 1973 - 1975, were carried out to investigate the characteristics of the radar echo from light aircraft in flight. One series of experiments was carried out using the calibrated CRC coherent radar. The other series, conducted with the cooperation of the Ministry of Transport, made use of an operational Air Traffic Control radar. The findings of the study are summarized, and recommendations are made concerning the design, siting, and operation of Air Traffic Control primary radars to improve their detection performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Communications Research Center

    Ottawa, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Patriarche, M V
    • Venier, G O
    • Lewis, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRC-1291
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM