Radar Users Conference
Ground-Based Radars Overview
This welcome video to Lockheed Martin’s 2012 International Ground-Based Radar Users Conference features the TPS-59, TPS-77 and FPS-117, our family of long-range, air surveillance radar systems. More than 170 of these high-performing, solid-state L-band radars currently provide early warning, situational awareness, and ballistic and tactical missile surveillance for our customers around the world.
Updates from the Conference
Chris Atherton, technical director for Lockheed Martin’s TPS-77/FPS-117 radar product line, speaks about the clutter issue that windfarm turbines present to most air surveillance/air defence radars. The U.K. has selected the TPS-77 radar as their solution to allow windfarm projects releasing a potential of three Gigawatts of energy generation capacity to proceed.
This short conference video explains the windfarm-radar clutter issue and how the pencil-beam radar architecture and advanced clutter processing techniques of Lockheed Martin’s TPS-77 radar allow it to detect aircraft around and over windfarms without any loss of probability of detection.
Rick Herodes, Lockheed Martin’s TPS-77/FPS-117 radar and customer support manager, reports from New Orleans just prior to our International Ground-Based Radar Users Conference, where officials from 15 countries, along with U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and NATO representatives, are gathering to share their experiences and ideas.