An Analysis of Instrumentation Radar's Beacon Tracking Performance Considering a Target Attitude

표적의 자세 변화를 고려한 계측 레이더의 비콘 추적 성능 분석

  • Received : 2010.02.19
  • Accepted : 2010.05.10
  • Published : 2010.08.05

Abstract

Instrumentation radar in a test range has an important role to measure target's TSPI(time, space, position, information). It is well known that it tracks a target stably using a beacon mode. But it may fail to track a target in a certain region using a beacon mode. In this paper, we modeled a simple missile shape similar to ATCMS with two beacon antenna and analyzed an antenna radiation pattern using MLFMM(Multi Level Fast Multipole Method) method. Using the analyzed result of the radiation pattern of the antenna and the attitude data of target, we simulated beacon tracking performance of an instrumentation radar. As a result of simulation, we showed that an instrumentation radar may lose the target because it tracks a area of the beacon antenna pattern.

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