Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Pilot demonstrator
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|average power:||1 W|
|instrumented range:||24 NM (≙ 45 km)|
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|antenna rotation:||24 … 28 min⁻¹|
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.
- M. Jankiraman: “Design of Multi-Frequency CW Radars”, SkiTech Publishig Inc., 2007, ISBN: 9781891121562 S.8-10 (online preview)