MILLIMETER WAVE TECHNOLOGY FOR RCS MEASUREMENTS
Naval vessels need to reduce their visibility and hence maximize their survivability by ensuring that their RCS signature is as small as possible. Decreasing of RCS signature is necessary to ensure that a ship can successfully perform its mission while maintaining its level of survivability and ensuring its crew remains safe.
ALACA is used in the measurement of the Radar Cross Section (RCS), which is a crucial parameter in the protection of the naval platforms. The system provides protection data to platforms from fire control radars and guided-missile seeker radars existing in hostile platforms. ALACA enables to test the measures applied to existing or newly designed platforms to improve the millimeter-wave Radar Cross-Sectional Areas and supports to determine the operational scenario of electronic warfare countermeasures like chaff and decoys. ALACA has also the capability to create ISAR images of the naval platforms.
REAL TIME OPERATION
ALACA Radar Cross Section Measurement System is a solid-state based, pulse-doppler radar and operating frequency is Ka-Band. Radar Instantaneous Bandwidth is 50MHz and range resolution can be adjusted as 3m, 6m and 9m. ALACA displays the images of the target platform to the operator during the measurement with the High-Resolution Day / Night Camera and automatically records them at the same time.
Millimeter Wave Frequency
High Range Resolution