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IRE Transactions on Aerospace and Navigational Electronics

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  • An Analysis of Bistatic Radar

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):19 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (22)
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    This paper briefly describes some of the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of the bistatic radar when used for the detection and location of targets such as aircraft or satellites. (A bistatic radar is one in which the receiver is physically separated from the transmitter so that the echo signal does not travel over the same path as the transmitted signal.) Among the topics discussed ... View full abstract»

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  • Identification and Evaluation of Magnetic-Field Sources of Magnetic Airborne Detector Equipped Aircraft

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):95 - 105
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (3)
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    A general method for identifying and evaluating magnetic sources associated with the magnetic airborne detector-equipped aircraft is described. It is derived for the compensation of magnetic noise related to the maneuvers of the aircraft. Mathematical formulas are included with a uniform engineering method, that is independent of the type of magnetic source encountered, for analyzing magnetic airb... View full abstract»

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  • Amplitude Modulated CW Radar

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):250 - 254
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper describes a radar system in which a measure of range is obtained as the phase difference between amplitude modulations on the transmitter and echo signals. Significant features of this AM radar system are simplicity and capability of accurately measuring very short ranges. For instance, an experimental unit ranges from zero to 50 feet with maximum error of six inches. View full abstract»

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  • Angle Estimation Accuracy with a Monopulse Radar in the Search Mode

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):175 - 179
    Cited by:  Papers (17)
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    This paper is concerned with the accuracy of singlehit angle estimation by a monopulse radar in the search mode. The system analyzed is an amplitude comparison estimator. Off-axis targets are considered. The effects of narrow-band Gaussian receiver noise on the sum and difference signals are considered. An asymptotic expansion for the angle estimate is derived which converges for SNR's of 12 db or... View full abstract»

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  • A New Guiding and Tracking System

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):7 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (9)
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    A new application of the near-field theory is described which permits determination of the relative bearing of one object with respect to another by a simple phase measurement without an additional reference signal. The same instrument is used to measure distance between the objects. The angle indication is independent of distance. View full abstract»

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  • Application of LASERS to Digital Communications

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):104 - 109
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Revolutionary developments taking place in the field of light generation show promise of providing a means for transmitting digital information over vast distances in space at extremely high rates. These developments stem from the generation of coherent light by devices called LASERS (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). This paper gives a brief description of LASER operation ... View full abstract»

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  • On Gyro Drift Models and Their Evaluation

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):230 - 234
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    Random gyro drift, which is the uncorrectable drift that occurs in gyros, represents the major error input of inertial navigation systems that are required to operate over long time intervals. This random gyro drift must be taken into account whenever performing an error analysis or optimization study on such a system; otherwise, the results of the analysis or study would be meaningless. Random gy... View full abstract»

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  • Post-War Developments in Continuous-Wave and Frequency-Modulated Radar

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):7 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (5)
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    This paper is a survey of trends in the post-war development of continuous-wave and frequency-modulated radar with emphasis on systems designed to operate to short range. The larger part of the material is concerned with systems which use a single microwave generator as both a transmitting tube and as a source of local oscillator power. The discussion is organized around the various methods of ana... View full abstract»

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  • Airborne Doppler Radar Navigation of Jet Transport Aircraft

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):11 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Trans World Airlines will pioneer use of Doppler radar as a primary means of transport aircraft navigation over the North Atlantic. This paper summarizes flight test results using dual Doppler radar sensors and dual Doppler navigation computers on Boeing 707 long range aircraft. Test flights have been flown over TWA's North Atlantic routes for almost two years to ¿prove-in¿ the Doppler system. View full abstract»

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  • The Evaluation of Error Standard Deviation in the Accuracy Evaluation of the Doppler Navigator

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):91 - 94
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    The standard error deviation for the Doppler navigator is theoretically derived for the general case of both random and systematic errors. It is demonstrated that both the along-course error deviation and across-course error deviation, when expressed on a per unit basis, consist of two terms. One term is independent of the distance traveled and the other is dependent upon the distance traveled. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Digital Communications between Aerospace Vehicles and Stations on the Ground

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):58 - 66
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    This tutorial paper presents an introduction to the problems of communications between aerospace vehicles and stations on the ground. The possible types of aerospace-to-ground communication links are described and classified according to the mode of signal propagation and according to obtainable range. The suitability of carrier frequencies throughout the electromagnetic radiation spectrum from ve... View full abstract»

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This Transactions ceased publication in 1962. The new retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

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