Scheduling Methods for a Conformal, Phased Array Multifunction Radar

EMILIO G., PIRACCI and GASPARE, GALATI (2015) Scheduling Methods for a Conformal, Phased Array Multifunction Radar. In: Second International Conference on Advances in Information Processing and Communication Technology - IPCT 2015, 18 - 19 April, 2015, Rome, Italy.

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This paper presents a method for the scheduling of a multifunction radar based on an active phased array of the conformal type (frustum of cone). This type of antenna obtains a 360 degrees horizontal coverage by a number M of sectors each one belonging to a sub-array, where different non overlapping sub-arrays can illuminate different targets at the same time. This operation has both the advantages of a rotating antenna and those of the electronic scan of a fixed-faces multifunction radar. In this context, a scheduling algorithm has to organize a number of parallel radar tasks respecting the constrains on the update intervals. The goal is to implement a scheduling algorithm for a system quite similar to a fixed-faces multifunction phased array radar, with the significant difference that the faces number and pointing directions are variable and adaptive to the scenario. An optimization model is presented and then a heuristic models is discussed with some computational results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: tasks scheduling, multifunction radar, conformal array
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 07:17
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 07:17

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