A New Generation AEW Platform: The long-range, high performance, multi-sensor PHALCON AEW introduces a new level of performance to airborne early warning, tactical surveillance of airborne and surface targets, and the gathering of signal intelligence.
Unique Integration of Sensors: The PHALCON's four sensors are : Radar, IFF, ESM/ELINT and CSM/COMINT.
A unique fusion technique continuously cross-correlates data generated by all sensors: this data is
combined with an automatically initiated active search by one sensor for specific targets detected by other sensors.
Radar: A radar with conformal phased array antennas for simultaneous coverage and instantaneous focus on selected targets. The
PHALCON advanced radar has several conformal phased array antennas. They are mounted on the fuselage of the aircraft and can provide up to full 360 coverage.
Advantages: Radar beams can be pointed at any direction in space at any time, with the
beam's parameters fully controlled by the radar computer. The radar employs a flexible time-space energy management technique which provides the following advanced capabilities:
· Selectable surveillance:
can be limited to the battle zone and other areas of interest. The scan rate in these selected areas is much higher.
· Optimized detection and tracking: A special mode for maneuvering and high value targets employs a
high scan rate and beam shapes optimized for each target to ensure tracking performance.
· Fast track initiation and no false alarms: Verification beams sent at specific, individual, newly detected targets Track
initiation is achieved in 2 to 4 seconds. eliminate false alarms.
· Extended detection range: By transmitting extra long dwells in selected sectors, an extended detection range is achieved
· High Fault Tolerance and Redundancy: The system uses distributed, solid state transmitting and receiving elements. Each element is controlled in phase and amplitude. The system continues its operation even if some of the
units are faulty.