Understanding Tracking Radars
Thursday, July 11, 2019 14:00 -15:00 EDT
In order to design effective countermeasures – ones that produce significant miss distance – an understanding of the target of those countermeasures is required. In most cases that target is a tracking radar, which this webinar will seek to explain in order to promote an understanding of the interaction between the signal a radar receives and the track it creates.
The presentation will start with a discussion of the radar as sensor and how it measures the range, Doppler, azimuth and elevation to a target. The values quantified by the radar will then be explored in the context of tracking systems, from simple α-β trackers to Kalman filters and more.
Finally, these tracking systems will be brought together in the context of modern Single-Target Tracking (STT) radars and Track-While-Scan (TWS) systems. Examples of STT and TWS systems will be discussed, along with how they could effectively be deceived.
Kyle Davidson is a former signals officer, having served for 15 years in the Canadian Army. During this time, he held a variety of positions in the field force, on operations in Afghanistan, and as an educator. For the last five years in the Army he served at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, from which he holds a B.Eng. and M.A.Sc. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor at RMC and is scheduled to defend his Ph.D. in EW systems engineering in the spring of 2019.
Since leaving the Canadian Armed Forces he has worked as a Radar and Electronic Warfare Scientist and later Head of Capability at Tactical Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo MW, on a variety of projects, often related to the Eurofighter Typhoon's defensive aid suite. He is currently the Chief Engineer for Electronic Warfare Systems at MDA where he focusses on developing EW technologies and teams to support a variety of projects in the land, air, sea, and space domains.
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