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Pilot

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Pilot demonstrator

Figure 1: Pilot demonstrator

Specifications
frequency: X-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power: 1 W
instrumented range: 24 NM (≙ 45 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 24 … 28 min⁻¹
MTBCF:
MTTR:

Pilot

Pilot was operating in X-Band FMCW tactical navigation LPI radar with frequency agility. Initially, it used two waveguide slot antennas (later one only).

The PILOT radar was developed by Philips Research Laboratory in 1988. Hollandse Signaal Apparaten B.V., since taken over by Thomson CSF (now Thales), upgraded this radar to Scout.

Sources:

  1. M. Jankiraman: “Design of Multi-Frequency CW Radars”, SkiTech Publishig Inc., 2007, ISBN: 9781891121562 S.8-10 (online preview)