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Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineering by John B. Hoffman, Warren J. Boord

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Chapter 8

Allocation of Performance Requirements

8.1 Allocation of Radar Performance Requirements to Subsystems

The radar element requirements are developed in a similar process to the radar system requirements. The key radar elements are the antenna, transmitter, and signal/data processor. Once the target is detected, the radar must be able to accurately determine the position and heading of the target in natural and man-made environments. The position of the target is determined from measuring the range and azimuth and elevation. Each estimate of range and angle is used to update track filters that smooth the target’s position and estimate the target velocity and acceleration. The target track data are used in the engagement solution to determine ...

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