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Dr. Warren du Plessis
Warren du Plessis received the B.Eng. (Electronic) and M.Eng. (Electronic) and Ph.D. (Engineering) degrees from the University of Pretoria in 1998, 2003 and 2010 respectively, winning numerous academic awards including the prestigious Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Medal. He has been working in EW and radar since 2006 and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria. Warren is a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Lifetime Member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), and a member of the AOC Aardvark Roost Board. He is author of 46 published and accepted peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and is lead or sole author of 30 of these. While best known for his work on cross-eye jamming, Warren has also published in a number of other fields related to EW including thinned antenna arrays, communications intelligence (COMINT), and the role of EW and its relationships to other similar fields.
Demystifying Monopulse Radars
Modern tracking radars are almost always classified as monopulse radars. But what does the term “monopulse” really mean, and how do monopulse systems work? Do other options exist, and if so, why are they not as widely used? And most importantly: What does this all mean in the real world?
This webinar will attempt to answer these and other questions by considering monopulse and other comparable techniques. The historical development of these techniques will be summarized to show how this process led almost inevitably to the development of monopulse radar. A simplified version of the theory behind monopulse will be provided to show how the measured returns are related to an angular error. A basic discussion of some of the approaches used to implement monopulse radar will be provided including considerations such as the difference between amplitude- and phase-comparison monopulse. Throughout this presentation, the focus will be on why each of these considerations is relevant to real-world systems.
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