The handling of extraneous reflections (clutter) is critical to radar performance. Some specific solutions incorporated in air traffic control radar systems are the use of linear large dynamic range, near-optimum digital signal processor, the use of electronically step-scanned antennas; the use of multiple PRF'S instead of staggered PRF's together with coherent transmitters to keep second- time-around clutter returns well correlated; the use of a fine grained ground clutter map to give superclutter visibility on tangential targets; and the use of lower operating frequencies to greatly reduce weather and angel returns. Two demonstration radar systems have been implemented, an S-band radar using a mechanically rotating antenna and a UHF radar using an electronically step-scanned cylindrical antenna. Experimental results are described.

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  • Authors:
    • Muehe, C E
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  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 716-723
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 62
    • Issue Number: 6

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  • Accession Number: 00261794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM