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By Maurice W. Long

This accomplished dialogue of airborne early caution (AEW) method thoughts contains a wide selection of concerns, together with services and obstacles, developmental developments and possibilities for development. such as contributions from specialists within the box, the booklet is gifted at various degrees of complexity, starting from simple to complicated. For the generalist, the textual content presents a primary figuring out of the prestige of AEW recommendations with using in simple terms effortless arithmetic. For the expert, there are separate chapters that emphasize key AEW radar matters, together with such themes as airplane results on sidelobe muddle; litter and aim types for AEW; radar parameter choice; litter, fake alarm, and objective course information; algorithms for a number of objective monitoring; and objective popularity process improvement. will probably be a welcome library addition for the engineer, scientist, approach integrator, person, fashion designer, or supervisor with curiosity in AEW suggestions. it's also appropriate for college kids and professors of electric and method engineering or army technology.

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The controller, however, cannot ignore other information or track data that may have an impact on the SSC aircraft. The controller needs to see other air traffic if it happens to be in close proximity (in range, azimuth, and altitude) to the SSC aircraft. The controller does not need to see an airliner that passes over the same geographical point as the SSC aircraft at 35,000 feet when the SSC aircraft is at 200 feet, however. This "tailoring" of the display could probably best be accomplished using an expert system that limits the data the controller views based on mission tasking, but at the same time displays to the controller all critical (mission and nonmission) information.

The adjunct radar could provide information on the location of severe weather to AEW controllers, allowing them to vector their aircraft around it. The microwave refractometer can determine the locations of subrefractive and radar ducting layers. Of significant value would be a sensor or sensors that serve the refractometer role, but that can also evaluate the extent of radar performance degradation due to these weather phenomena and recommend station changes to optimize radar performance. 360-Degree Coverage Justification for a 360-degree radar azimuth coverage requirement is particularly difficult as we make the transition from mechanically scanned to electronically scanned phased array antennas for future AEW platforms.

Typically this has been accomplished with the radar, although it is possible that the other AEW sensors may be used to perform this function in the future. Target altitude must be determined with reasonable accuracy, both over land and over water. The desired capability for target altitude determination is actual altitude plus or minus 1000 feet (300 m). This degree of target altitude accuracy is difficult to achieve from a system design standpoint, but it can be a very useful tool for the AEW controller.

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