navigation-background arrow-down-circle Reply Icon Show More Heart Delete Icon wiki-circle wiki-square wiki arrow-up-circle add-circle add-square add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up calendar-circle chat-bubble-2 chat-bubble check-circle check close contact-us credit-card drag menu email embed facebook-circle snapchat-circle facebook-square facebook faq-circle faq film gear google-circle google-square googleplus history home instagram-circle instagram-square instagram linkedin-circle linkedin-square linkedin load monitor Video Player Play Icon person pinterest-circle pinterest-square pinterest play readlist remove-circle remove-square remove search share share2 sign-out star trailer trash twitter-circle twitter-square twitter youtube-circle youtube-square youtube

Wanted: Apache radar to detect non-moving targets

May 19, 2017 (Photo Credit: Capt. Brian Harris/US Army)
The Army wants to give its Apache attack helicopters a better ability to spot non-moving ground targets with its fire control radar.

When it comes to detecting stationary targets while the Apache is moving or hovering, the helicopter has a problem.

"While this capability currently exists, it is limited due to inherently large clutter backgrounds, low probability of intercept (LPI) requirements, operating frequencies, and limitations to aperture size," according to the Army research solicitation.

So the Army wants to develop better algorithms for the Apache's radar. The Army is particularly interested in "a novel algorithm approach rather than data collection concepts to improve detection (such as Doppler beam sharpening or synthetic aperture radar) using current or similar algorithms." 

Next Article