Radar performance analysis approaches for the evaluation of radar systems

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018




In this thesis study, some approaches are proposed for radar performance analysis. It turns out that average power and antenna aperture area (equivalently, antenna gain) are the most important parameters for the assessment or comparison of radar systems. Search and track load concepts and the utilization trade between search and tracking tasks in multifunction radars are also presented. For long distance search / tracking tasks, performance of a two-radar system is analyzed, and it is shown that cross range accuracy and maximum detectable range of a single radar operated in X band can be improved by fusing it with a radar operated in V/UHF bands. Finally, two existing radars, namely AN/TPY-2 and 96L6E, are compared in terms of their performance in ballistic missile defense systems.