Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: CEAFAR and CEAMOUNT
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CEAFAR is operating in the S-Band 3D missile guidance radar on Anzac-class frigates of the Royal Australian Navy. It provides a multi function radar capability able to perform 3D volume search, surface search, fire control support, target classification in demanding, cluttered and jamming environments.
The CEAFAR antenna array is a modular active phased array antenna designed for fixed or mobile mounting. It can be scaled in size and transmit power. The basic modules are tile-like blocks of 8 × 8 single radiators, which are assembled to form larger antenna faces. One of the six square antenna faces in Figure 1 consists of 16 such modules. Each individual module contains a receiver with complete digitization on the intermediate frequency. Electronic scanning with help of different virtual antenna patterns on the receive path is performed simultaneously with digital beam forming.
AUSPAR (Australia/US Phased Array Radar) is a high-powered version of the CEAFAR architecture. It is a joint venture project between the US and Australia.
The CEAMOUNT is a target illumination radar operating in X-Band coupled to the CEAFAR. In Figure 1, these are the four rectangular antenna arrays between the CEAFAR antennas.
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