Reports and Publications
Principles of Modern Radar: Advanced Techniques is a professional reference for practicing engineers, including Joseph R. Guerci, that provides a stepping stone to advanced practice with in-depth discussions of the most commonly used advanced techniques for radar design. It will also serve advanced radar academic and training courses with a complete set of problems for students as well as solutions for instructors. This book provides an introduction to advanced radar methods available, spanning the gamut of the most exciting radar capabilities, from exotic waveforms, to ultra-high resolution 2D and 3D imaging methods, complex adaptive inteference cancellation, multi-target tracking in dense scenarios and more.
Drones pose an ongoing security threat in both the military and civilian sector, as they are undetectable by radar systems in a congested airspace. While near-misses are recurrent, it is only a matter of time before a serious incident occur, which could prove disastrous. Defence IQ wanted to delve deeper into the reality of countering drones for the radar sector and asked Jens Lehmann, Senior Air Traffic Controller at the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations and speaker at Military Radar 2018 to give his exclusive insight on the matter, from the current lack of technical solutions to the need to address this issue globally.
The current major procurement operation in radar, the SENSR programme, is deemed to entirely renovate the US radar network, from surveillance to air safety and weather radar applications. Capable of meeting the requirements of all four agencies taking part in the project - NORAD, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -, it will use a combination of new technologies and existing systems from across industry. Ahead of the upcoming Military Radar conference, we had the opportunity to interview Brian Lihani, Deputy Chief of the Aerospace Warning Branch at NORAD and speaker at the event, on the factors, goals and timescale of the SENSR programme.
Thomas Withington provides this overview of the key technological developments in the field of ground-based air surveillance radars, with a look at emerging threats and the latest national programmes receiving new military investment. Military Radar 2016 will assess the capabilities available in the coming years and offer vital insight to military operators.
“Working with the customer is essential. Through customers, industry can evaluate what is needed and develop products to meet customer’s expectations.”
The customers in question? The world’s militaries. Brian Lihani is the Chief of the Radar Warning Branch at NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) HQ, a binational and combined organisation co-led by the United States and Canada. The NORAD Agreement establishes three primary missions for NORAD: they are Aerospace Warning, Aerospace Control, and Maritime Warning for North America.
In this article, Defence IQ speaks with Brian Lihani in order to explain how a “system-of-systems” approach to radar development is helping NORAD to patrol the skies and "outpace the threat".