Under Task B, ASR Improvement Program, excellent results were obtained in detecting aircraft embedded in heavy clutter using a coherent S-band radar (klystron-equipped FPS-18) coupled to a specially programmed, wide dynamic range, digital signal processor. Initial results were obtained over a small area of the radar's coverage. Construction of a full coverage Moving Target Detector (MTD) with similar properties is nearing completion. Progress under Task D, which provides support to NAFEC programs airborne beacon interference locator (ABIL), transponder performance analyzer (TPA), and E-Scan, is continuing. Software development of ABIL airborne processing is nearing completion. TPA applications are being defined and experimental data reviewed. Detailed recommendations for E-Scan test goals and procedures have been prepared for antenna pattern measurements. Considerable progress under Task E, Precision Altitude and Landing Monitor (PALM), was made during this quarter. The antenna system is being fabricated, and delivery is expected shortly. All other principal components have been received and perform within limits. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-771 594.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173
  • Publication Date: 1973-12-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-242
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1974 12:00AM