| || State-of-the-Art in Active Electronically-Steered Array Surveillance Radar: Indian Value Addition
Author : Christopher, S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:60(2) ; 2010 ; pp 184-188
Subject : 621.396.9 Radars;623 Military Science and Engineering;Defence Science Journal
Keywords : Air-to-air surveillance;air-to-surface surveillance;radar;EW;mechanically steered array;active electronically steered array;AEW;airborne early warning and control;AWACS;AEW&C
Abstract : The advent of active electronically steered arrays (AESA) marked the most important development in radar technology. With exceptional reliability, superior performance, and unprecedented beam-steering agility, this technology has drastically changed many aspects of airborne surveillance, and thereby the tactics of air warfare. The optimal configuration for the AESA antenna is still evolving towards exploitation of the radar's total potential in the airborne surveillance application. The paper briefly enumerates the efforts being made in this direction globally and elaborates the Indian line of approach for its current and future AEW&C systems.