Airborne Early Warning System Concepts by Maurice W. Long

By Maurice W. Long

This complete dialogue of airborne early caution (AEW) procedure strategies features a wide selection of concerns, together with functions and barriers, developmental tendencies and possibilities for development. which includes contributions from specialists within the box, the ebook is gifted at various degrees of complexity, starting from undemanding to complicated. For the generalist, the textual content presents a basic figuring out of the prestige of AEW strategies with using purely user-friendly arithmetic. For the expert, there are separate chapters that emphasize key AEW radar matters, together with such themes as airplane results on sidelobe litter; muddle and objective types for AEW; radar parameter choice; muddle, fake alarm, and aim path information; algorithms for a number of goal monitoring; and goal attractiveness procedure improvement. it is going to be a welcome library addition for the engineer, scientist, procedure integrator, consumer, clothier, or supervisor with curiosity in AEW thoughts. it's also compatible for college kids and professors of electric and approach engineering or army technological know-how.

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AEW aircraft performing a strategic surveillance mission do not need to be forward based with other tactical aircraft. The basing consideration then becomes more strongly oriented toward logistics support. The AEW aircraft performing the strategic surveillance mission can launch on a preplanned schedule, fly a long distance to station, perform its mission, and return to the logistics base. The AEW aircraft performing the tactical command and control function is much more effective if it is collocated with the tactical aircraft.

35 System Orientation The navigation system provides another critical feature for the AEW system. , north is at the top of the display), and the presentation stays in one place (unless the controller changes it), allowing the "ownship" symbol (the AEW platform symbol) to "fly" off the controller display. This ground-stabilization feature allows AEW controllers much more flexibility in display orientation, since they can set up their display to look at a particular operating area without constantly having to reset the display as the AEW platform moves.

Accurate target altitude determination here is essential. Another example of the importance of accurate target altitude determination is the reporting of hostile formation tactics to friendly fighters. The friendly fighters can be given a significant tactical advantage if the AEW controller can accurately identify and report the type of formation that a group of hostile aircraft is employing. Identifying formation tactics requires accuracy in range, azimuth, and target altitude determination, to the standard previously stated.

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