AESA Radar and It's Applications
In this three-day course, participants will learn why the AESA radar has become the system of choice on modern platforms by understanding its capabilities and constraints, and how these capabilities and constraints come about as a result of the AESA approach. While offering performance that is inherently superior to conventional systems, AESA radar is technologically and architecturally more complex. This course will then proceed to describe in details several key surface and airborne radar applications who have been used in traditional radar systems, but whose performance is enhanced by the AESA class of radar. Essential support technologies such as antenna auto calibration, antenna auto compensation, and radar modeling and simulation will also be covered.
Dr. Menchem Levitas has forty four years of experience in science and engineering, thirty six of which have consisted of direct radar and weapon systems analysis, design, and development. Throughout his tenure he has provided technical support for many shipboard and airborne radar programs in many different areas including system concept definition, electronic protection, active arrays, signal and data processing, requirement analyses, and radar phenomenology. He is a recipient of the AEGIS Excellence Award for the development of a novel radar cross-band calibration technique in support of wide-band operations for high range resolution. He has developed innovative techniques in many areas e.g., active array self-calibration and failure-compensation, array multi-beam-forming, electronic protection, synthetic wide-band, knowledge-based adaptive processing, waveforms and waveform processing, and high fidelity, real-time, littoral propagation modeling. He has supported many AESA programs including the Air Force's Ultra Reliable Radar (URR), the Atmospheric Surveillance Technology (AST), the USMC's Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR), the 3D Long Range Expeditionary Radar (3DLRR), and others. Prior to his retirement in 2013 has had been the chief scientist of Technology Service Corporation's Washington Operations.
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