search radar

search radar

[′sərch ‚rā‚där]
(engineering)
A radar intended primarily to cover a large region of space and to display targets as soon as possible after they enter the region; used for early warning, in connection with ground-controlled approach and interception, and in air-traffic control.

search radar

A radar designed for the approximate location of (usually airborne) objects. Search radar beams are usually wide, wider in the vertical than in the horizontal, making it possible to scan large volumes of space quickly. In this system, a minute portion of a radio pulse transmitted from a site is reflected off an object and received back at the site. Search radar usually covers 360° in azimuth, although a sector search may be resorted to in exceptional cases.
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Minister Pyne visited CEA Technologies today at PACIFIC 2017 and said the contract valued at $148 million would see the production of new air search radar, known as the CEAFAR2-L, for the Anzac class frigates.
The maritime search radar comes with an inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) mode which can generate high-resolution, two dimensional images of what the sensors pick up using the movement of the object to create the synthetic aperture.
They include search radar (to find and track incoming aircraft), fire control radar (to target missiles and help guide them to their targets), command module, transporter erector launcher (TEL) unit, and missiles.
Besides a new search radar, the Skyguard 3 systems will be outfitted (among other things) with a new target tracking radar, a latest-generation friend-foe identification system as well as cutting edge electronic warfare components.
The proposed Indian Navy S-70B variant will include avionics and flexible open architecture Weapons Management Systems that integrate an advanced sonar, 360 degree search radar, modern air-to-surface missiles, and torpedoes for the ASW role.
MH17 was flying at an altitude of 32,000 feet at a speed of 500 knots and if it was downed by surface-to-air missiles, then this missile must have speed, acquisition ability, big war head, air search radar, fire control radar and trained crew.
Over the past few months, Vietnam has taken delivery of two six Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines ordered from Russia, as well as a Ukraine-made 3D search radar ST68UM for the S-300 missile system.
The US is developing dual band radar that merges the X band SPY-3 radar with the S band volume search radar (VSR) system, and has also completed work on the new LONGBOW Block III Fire Control Radar incorporating improvements such as reduced size, weight, and maintenance and power requirements.
RAF intelligence was woefully inadequate on German Freya, their gun-laying search radar capable of detecting an incoming raid an hour out.
The combination of a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system and search radar allows the aircraft to locate and track ships to conduct thorough patrols of a coastline.
USSI's equipment was part of a much larger integrated harbor security system called Harbor Sentinel, which included surface search radar, thermal imaging cameras and Automated Identification System (AIS) ship tracking information.
Broken wires mean you won't be computing headings or picking up signals from search radar.