The new radar has at least three air-to-air modes (multi-target track, track while scan and dogfight), plus at least six air-to-ground modes (synthetic aperture, ground moving-target indicator
, ground moving-target track, spotlight Sar and high-resolution ground mapping), as well as EW functions.
Radar function will include swath SAR and moving-target indicator
modes for wide area detection of fixed and moving targets with a spotlight SAR mode for high resolution surveillance of fixed targets.
It uses a passive phased-array antenna, a transmitter based on air-cooled traveling-wave tubes (TWTs), and a receiver with a fully coherent, pulse-Doppler moving-target indicator
(MTI) with an adaptive wind-compensation function.
TIPS is proposing a high-power, multi-mode two-dimensional electronically scanned array that would perform simultaneous synthetic aperture radar and moving-target indicator
The payload of the ERMP is expected to include a syntheticaperture radar and moving-target indicator
, with Northrop Grumman (Baltimore, MD) and General Atomics (San Diego, CA) among the companies likely to compete to provide it.
The operative sensor is the Thales (Paris, France) Target radar, which is a J-band multimode radar, with its primary mode being a moving-target indicator
Such functions included ground mapping for navigation, moving-target indicator
and tracking, large-target detection and tracking (with DBS), small-target detection and tracking (with SAR), terrain following (TF), picture freeze for target identification, and air situation awareness (for self-defense).
In March, a French Army Horizon airborne-early-warning (AEW) helicopter participated in the NATO's Strong Resolve exercise in Norway, during which the helicopter's moving-target indicator
(MTI) detected an incoming "enemy" amphibious attack prior to landing, thus providing enough time to prepare defenses to repel them.
(1.) Simultaneous and independent asynchronous receipt, storage, and display of sensor data from multiple sensors and Intelligence Broadcast Networks (IBNs) on each operator display, including: Joint STARS moving-target indicator
(MTI), fixed-target indicator (FTI), and synthetic-aperture-radar (SAR) imagery
The moving-target indicator
(MTI) is a type of radar designed to detect moving targets on the ground.
Signals-intelligence (SIGINT) systems, a moving-target indicator
and foliage-penetrating radar are among the equipment under consideration for fit aboard the Global Hawk.