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Radar and Sensors. AIAA 1 Robert Adams Angie Brooks. Defined. RADAR Ra dio D etection a nd R anging A system that uses radio waves to detect and determine the direction, distance, and/or speed of objects and map them SENSOR

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radar and sensors

Radar and Sensors

AIAA 1

Robert Adams

Angie Brooks

defined
Defined

RADAR

  • Radio Detection and Ranging
  • A system that uses radio waves to detect and determine the direction, distance, and/or speed of objects and map them

SENSOR

  • A device that responds to a physical stimulus and transmits a resulting impulse (as for measurement or operating a control)
radar altimeter
Radar Altimeter

Gives the absolute height of the Plane.

Cost ($) Size (in) Weight (lbs)

TRA 3000 3,270 1x5x7.6 1.6

TRA 3500 5,920 3x3x6.9 3.25

King KRA 5,875 3x5x11 6.3

(http://www.freeflightsystems.com/prod_radalts.html)

weather radar
Weather Radar

Displays current weather.

Cost ($) Size (in) Weight (lbs)

RDR-1400C 30k 6x6x11 12

ART 2100 26k 6x4x10 10

(https://www3.bendixking.com)

Antenna sizes vary from 10-18 inches depending on need.

other types of radar
Other Types of Radar
  • AN/APT – Airborne Radar Transmitters
  • AN/APW – Airborne Flight Control Radars
  • AN/APX – Airborne Identification Radars
  • AN/APY – Airborne Surveillance Radars
  • AN/ALR-67(V)2 Radar Warning Receiver
  • APQ-181 All-weather Weapons Delivery Radar
sensors
Sensors
  • Position
  • Pressure
  • Force
  • Radar

(http://www.honeywell.com/sites/aero/Aircraft_Sensors.htm)

Some Examples from Honeywell…

position
Position
  • Measures position of Flaps, engine nozzle, landing gear, and pilot input controls.
  • This device is a Honeywell RVDT weighing in at 1/3 pound.
pressure
Pressure
  • Measures gage, absolute and differential pressures.
  • Used in bleed air, fuel, engine oil and hydraulic fluid pressures applications.
  • Weighs about 5 oz without addition of fitting.
force
Force
  • Used for pilot input measurements, servo-loop feedback, overload protection and payload measurement.
  • Weighs 1.75 lbs
  • Torque sensor weighs about 2 lbs.
radar sensor
Radar Sensor
  • Informs the pilot that the enemy has radar pointed at them.
  • An example is the ALR-69. It is a basic fuzz buster for the military.
  • Has a 3 by 9 in Cathode Ray Tube.
  • Cost less then $15000 per unit and weighs approximately 42 lbs.
some literature
Some Literature
  • Passive Airborne Warning System by Raytheon
  • http://www.raytheon.com/products/stellent/groups/sas/documents/asset/cms04_015140.pdf
  • Radar Warning Receivers by Raytheon
  • http://www.raytheon.com/products/stellent/groups/sas/documents/asset/alr67.pdf
  • http://www.raytheon.com/products/stellent/groups/sas/documents/asset/cms01_058055.pdf
  • Active Electronically Scanned Arrayed Radar by Raytheon
  • http://www.raytheon.com/products/stellent/groups/sas/documents/legacy_site/cms01_050831.pdf
  • Terrain Awareness Warning System by BAE Systems
  • http://www.baesystems-ps.com/terprom/documents/ds-018.pdf#search=%22terprom%20taws%22
  • Weather Radar by Bendix/King
  • https://www3.bendixking.com/servlet/com.honeywell.aes.utility.PDFDownLoadServlet?FileName=/static/brochures/pdf/ART%202000%20ART%202100.pdf
  • Radar Altimeter by FreeFlight
  • http://www.freeflightsystems.com/docs/TRA3000.pdf
sources
Sources
  • http://www.designation-systems.net/usmilav/jetds/an-apt2apy.html
  • http://www.aopa.org/special/microsoft/articles/bbb9604.html
  • http://www.seaerospace.com/king/kra405.htm
  • http://www.freeflightsystems.com/prod_radalts.htm
  • http://www.honeywell.com/sites/aero/Aircraft_Sensors.htm
  • http://www.gtri.gatech.edu/elsys/sen/proj_alr69.html
  • http://www.raytheon.com/
  • http://gtresearchnews.gatech.edu/newsrelease/ALR69.html
  • https://www3.bendixking.com
  • http://www.baesystems.com/
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