I hosted this in another forum :

https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?141862-AESA-Radar-range-calculator

Sparked nice but kinda short discussion, which kinda sad given alot of enthusiasm toward this type of antenna.

Anyway This simple calculator will help range modeling of 2 types of AESA radar. The planar array which is the one can found in aircraft nose or large AEW aircraft ala A-50EI,JSTARS, Phalcon and SAAB Erieye/Global Eye. And linear array which can be found in NIIP's new radar. The user interface is very simple, as simple as it can get and allow prediction of range in 50% and 90% probability. Ranges where usually volume search and tracking/locking on target is defined.

The interface :3

Selectable antenna type.

Dwell time for the antenna, basically determine how long it will search the sector.

and some attempt to model weather tho this one is likely improper. Derived from simplified K.Barton's model.

I recommend to leave it as is as it might cause problem.

My latest post in the original thread contains some discussion material if one interested or wish to model low RCS target especially to determine what value should be used for frequency other than X-band.

https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?141862-AESA-Radar-range-calculator&p=2452967#post2452967

http://www.mediafire.com/file/s8ea52zoc8zzf17/AESACalcStable.xlsx/file

https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?141862-AESA-Radar-range-calculator

Sparked nice but kinda short discussion, which kinda sad given alot of enthusiasm toward this type of antenna.

Anyway This simple calculator will help range modeling of 2 types of AESA radar. The planar array which is the one can found in aircraft nose or large AEW aircraft ala A-50EI,JSTARS, Phalcon and SAAB Erieye/Global Eye. And linear array which can be found in NIIP's new radar. The user interface is very simple, as simple as it can get and allow prediction of range in 50% and 90% probability. Ranges where usually volume search and tracking/locking on target is defined.

The interface :3

Selectable antenna type.

Dwell time for the antenna, basically determine how long it will search the sector.

and some attempt to model weather tho this one is likely improper. Derived from simplified K.Barton's model.

I recommend to leave it as is as it might cause problem.

My latest post in the original thread contains some discussion material if one interested or wish to model low RCS target especially to determine what value should be used for frequency other than X-band.

https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?141862-AESA-Radar-range-calculator&p=2452967#post2452967

**Download Link.**http://www.mediafire.com/file/s8ea52zoc8zzf17/AESACalcStable.xlsx/file