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Communications, Radar and Signal Processing, IEE Proceedings F

Issue 7 • Date December 1981

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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):401 - 402
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  • AEW Nimrod: the Mission System Avionics

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):403 - 407
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    The Nimrod Airborne Early Warning aircraft will extend the surveillance radar coverage beyond that normally provided by surface radars. The paper discusses the Mission System Avionics part of the overall aircraft. The MSA undertakes the prime tasks of detection, classification, tracking and reporting. The system is capable of operation over land and sea surfaces and incorporates a very high level ... View full abstract»

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  • Management of a large avionics project

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):408 - 411
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    It is extremely important that the management and direction of a large avionics project should be effective in ensuring that the cost and timescale performance is under control. The paper discusses the management of a major avionics project, using as an example the AEW Nimrod MSA project entrusted to Marconi Avionics by the UK Ministry of Defence. It outlines the formulation of a multilayer projec... View full abstract»

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  • Special problems associated with aircraft radomes

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):412 - 418
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    The paper discusses the design and manufacturing aspects of nose radomes for high-speed aircraft. Aircraft radomes are an acceptable comprise of the conflict between the electrical, structural, environmental and aerodynamic requirements. The paper reviews the requirements placed on the design and summarises the basic radome design and construction methods, as applied in current radome technology, ... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced cockpit for tactical aircraft

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):419 - 426
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    The cockpit of any aircraft provides the man/machine interface by which the overall effectiveness of the system and aircraft combination may be accessed. One would assume therefore that this interface between the man and machine would be used to specify the control and functional attributes of the systems. This is often said to be the case in current aircraft. However, owing to inconsistences in s... View full abstract»

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  • Techniques for overhead-wire detection

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):427 - 432
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    The paper describes three wire detection techniques. A millimetre-wave pulsed radar system operating on the grating returns from wires with a regular mechanical structure is discussed. Experimental evidence at 35 GHz proves the operational philosophy of the system and suggests that higher frequencies would produce more successful results. A passive 50 Hz system operating on the magnetic flux produ... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in maintainability and reliability of avionic systems with particular reference to DCAD Technical Publication 1/77

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):433 - 439
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    The paper reviews the procurement situation in respect of the reliability and maintainability aspects of the UK Ministry of Defence contracts prior to the introduction of the DCAD Technical Publication 1/77, discusses in general the content of the document and the translation of the document's principles into a form suitable for inclusion in contracts, reviews its application and gives some indica... View full abstract»

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  • Head-up displays. The integrity of flight information

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):440 - 442
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    Most single-pilot military aircraft are now being designed with head-up displays (HUD). The HUD has given the pilot a flight and weapon aiming display which has enhanced the safe operational flight envelope and the flexibility of weapons delivery. But has it benefited from the vigorous integrity analysis which has been given to other flight critical systems? The traditional pilot's instrument pane... View full abstract»

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  • VOR waveform synthesis and calibration

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):443 - 450
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    The VHF omnirange radial system (VOR) is used extensively as an aircraft navigational aid, and the need for greater utility of VOR has led to a requirement for greatly improved standards and traceable calibration facilities in this parameter. The paper presents the development and assessment of two standard VOR waveform synthesisers and a VOR waveform decoder. The synthesiser designs use the techn... View full abstract»

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  • Design and performance of airborne radomes: a review

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):451 - 464
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    The ever increasing demands on the performance of airborne antennas place comparable demands on the design of the enclosing randome to ensure minimal degradation of the antenna radiation pattern. Radomes for airborne application can be separated into three main categories: large aircraft radomes of either the nose-cone or under-fuselage type, small aircraft radomes often flush mounted to the airfr... View full abstract»

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  • Airborne electronic displays

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):465 - 483
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    Electronic displays are being increasingly used in aircraft for the presentation of information to aircrew. This trend is due to two principal reasons, the steady improvements in the technology of electronic displays which are finding growing use in a wide range of markets, and the radical changes to the methods of distributing and processing data on board both military and civil aircraft. However... View full abstract»

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