Het systeem deelt tevens componenten met het Goalkeeper wapensysteem, dat in gebruik is op schepen van de Nederlandse Marine. De prijs bedroeg ca. In werd een verbeterprogramma doorgevoerd. De verbeteringen betroffen onder meer tegenmaatregelen tegen elektronische radarstoring ECCM , een onafhankelijke K-band puls-Doppler volgradar en een TV-camera waarmee doelen gevolgd kunnen worden zonder radarsignalen uit te zenden. De recentere MkII is een doorontwikkeling en heeft een iets andere opbouw.

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First experiments Edit As early as , German physicist Heinrich Hertz showed that radio waves could be reflected from solid objects. In , Alexander Popov , a physics instructor at the Imperial Russian Navy school in Kronstadt , developed an apparatus using a coherer tube for detecting distant lightning strikes. The next year, he added a spark-gap transmitter.

In , while testing this equipment for communicating between two ships in the Baltic Sea , he took note of an interference beat caused by the passage of a third vessel. In his report, Popov wrote that this phenomenon might be used for detecting objects, but he did nothing more with this observation.

In , he demonstrated the feasibility of detecting a ship in dense fog, but not its distance from the transmitter.

He also obtained a British patent on September 23, [9] for a full radar system, that he called a telemobiloscope. His system already used the classic antenna setup of horn antenna with parabolic reflector and was presented to German military officials in practical tests in Cologne and Rotterdam harbour but was rejected. Through his lightning experiments, Watson-Watt became an expert on the use of radio direction finding before turning his inquiry to shortwave transmission.

Requiring a suitable receiver for such studies, he told the "new boy" Arnold Frederic Wilkins to conduct an extensive review of available shortwave units.

Across the Atlantic in , after placing a transmitter and receiver on opposite sides of the Potomac River , U. Navy researchers A. Hoyt Taylor and Leo C. Young discovered that ships passing through the beam path caused the received signal to fade in and out. Taylor submitted a report, suggesting that this phenomenon might be used to detect the presence of ships in low visibility, but the Navy did not immediately continue the work.

Eight years later, Lawrence A. Hyland at the Naval Research Laboratory NRL observed similar fading effects from passing aircraft; this revelation led to a patent application [12] as well as a proposal for further intensive research on radio-echo signals from moving targets to take place at NRL, where Taylor and Young were based at the time.

Hugon, began developing an obstacle-locating radio apparatus, aspects of which were installed on the ocean liner Normandie in In total, only Redut stations were produced during the war. The first Russian airborne radar, Gneiss-2 , entered into service in June on Pe-2 dive bombers.

More than Gneiss-2 stations were produced by the end of Full radar evolved as a pulsed system, and the first such elementary apparatus was demonstrated in December by the American Robert M. Page , working at the Naval Research Laboratory. The first workable unit built by Robert Watson-Watt and his team In , Watson-Watt was asked to judge recent reports of a German radio-based death ray and turned the request over to Wilkins.

Wilkins returned a set of calculations demonstrating the system was basically impossible. When Watson-Watt then asked what such a system might do, Wilkins recalled the earlier report about aircraft causing radio interference. This revelation led to the Daventry Experiment of 26 February , using a powerful BBC shortwave transmitter as the source and their GPO receiver setup in a field while a bomber flew around the site.

Work there resulted in the design and installation of aircraft detection and tracking stations called " Chain Home " along the East and South coasts of England in time for the outbreak of World War II in This system provided the vital advance information that helped the Royal Air Force win the Battle of Britain ; without it, significant numbers of fighter aircraft, which Great Britain did not have available, would always need to be in the air to respond quickly.

If enemy aircraft detection relied solely on the observations of ground-based individuals, Great Britain may have lost the Battle of Britain. Also vital was the " Dowding system " of reporting and coordination to provide the best use of radar information during the tests of early radar deployment during and Given all required funding and development support, the team produced working radar systems in and began deployment.

This fact meant CH transmitters had to be much more powerful and have better antennas than competing systems but allowed its rapid introduction using existing technologies.

Britain shared the technology with the U. Later, in , Page greatly improved radar with the monopulse technique that was used for many years in most radar applications. Commercial marine radar antenna. The rotating antenna radiates a vertical fan-shaped beam. The information provided by radar includes the bearing and range and therefore position of the object from the radar scanner. It is thus used in many different fields where the need for such positioning is crucial.

The first use of radar was for military purposes: to locate air, ground and sea targets. This evolved in the civilian field into applications for aircraft, ships, and roads.

The first commercial device fitted to aircraft was a Bell Lab unit on some United Air Lines aircraft. Military fighter aircraft are usually fitted with air-to-air targeting radars, to detect and target enemy aircraft. In addition, larger specialized military aircraft carry powerful airborne radars to observe air traffic over a wide region and direct fighter aircraft towards targets. In port or in harbour, vessel traffic service radar systems are used to monitor and regulate ship movements in busy waters.

It has become the primary tool for short-term weather forecasting and watching for severe weather such as thunderstorms , tornadoes , winter storms , precipitation types, etc. Police forces use radar guns to monitor vehicle speeds on the roads. Smaller radar systems are used to detect human movement.

Examples are breathing pattern detection for sleep monitoring [34] and hand and finger gesture detection for computer interaction. Radar technology has recently been used for vital sign monitoring and human activity monitoring. Human activities are detected by classifying the radar return patterns using machine learning algorithms.


MG set for flycatcher radar

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Flycatcher Radar

Description[ edit ] The Flycatcher system is contained within a towed trailer. Mounted on the roof of it are a search radar and a tracking radar with coaxial passive daylight TV tracking system. The antennas are retractable to facilitate air transport the Flycatcher, either as a slung load or as fixed wing cargo. Guns or launchers are connected to the Flycatcher with a regular infantry field wire. An unobstructed line-of-sight is required between the Flycatcher and each guns or launcher in order to align the gun or launcher with the Flycatcher. Ballistic factors such as temperature , humidity , wind direction and velocity as well as gun data such as muzzle velocity are manually or via sensor interface entered into the fire-control system of the Flycatcher. Using the tracking radar system to track a weather balloon , the Flycatcher can obtain on-the-spot wind speed and direction.


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