RADAR TECHNIQUE ENHANCEMENT FOR IMPROVING THE DETECTION AND TRACKING OF LOW-FLYING AIRCRAFT
The major problem associated with the detection and tracking of low-flying aircraft is discerning the aircraft from the ground clutter. Standard techniques for accomplishing this discernment have relied upon increased power, narrow beam antenna patterns, pulse-compression, and manipulation of the Woodward ambiguity volume with respect to the delay and doppler axes. One technique does promise a significant performance breakthrough, and that is to go to large time-bandwidth products. The main thrust of this paper is to investigate and develop wideband and large time-bandwidth possibilities in order to exploit their theoretically greater information content capability.