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Radar search and detection with the CASA 212 S43 aircraft

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Authors
Landa Borges, José Manuel
Subjects
RDR 1500B Search Radar
CASA 212 S43 Aircraft
Search and Detection
Submarine Periscope Exposure
Advisors
Pilnick, Steven E.
Date of Issue
2004-12
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Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This research develops a detection rate model to analyze the effectiveness of the RDR 1500B search radar installed in the CASA 212 S43 aircraft belonging to Venezuelan Naval Aviation. The model is based on a search and detection mission to find a diesel submarine executing an incursion inside the Venezuelan Caribbean Sea area, assumed to be intermittently operating with periscopes or masts exposed above the sea surface. The analysis obtains cumulative probability of detection vs. time based on the radar manufacturer's performance data, user inputs for aircraft search area size, search speed, and search altitude, and submarine periscope or mast exposure profile. The model can use given periscope radar cross section data, or roughly calculate radar cross section given assumptions about exposed periscope height above the sea-surface and sea-state conditions. Submarine evasion due to radar counterdetection is also modeled.
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Thesis
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Operations Research
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
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Format
xxiv, 75 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ;
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