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Overview of Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) and Identification Friend/Foe (IFF) Systems – Part I – Virtual Lecture – CEU/PDH Available
June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The lecture is composed of two one-hour parts.
In Part I a general overview of SSR/IFF is presented which includes a review of terms and definitions. From there, a historical timeline of SSR/IFF is summarized beginning with early implementations and ending with modern day systems. Then system architectures are reviewed starting with block diagrams and the challenges of scanning airspace. System-level features discussed include sidelobe suppression, antenna dwell time, azimuth determination and RF link budgets. In addition, the trade-offs between 2-channel and 3-channel systems are reviewed.
Speaker(s): Frank Messina,