Cross-eye jamming is an Electronic Attack (EA) technique that induces an angular error in the radar being jammed. The main benefit of cross-eye jamming is that it is effective against monopulse tracking radars, which are largely immune to other forms of jamming. The objective of this research is to gain a complete understanding of cross-eye jamming so that systems that might be developed in future can be properly specied. The main contribution of this work is a comprehensive mathematical and experimental study of retrodirective cross-eye jamming. The mathematical analysis considers all aspects of an isolated, single-loop, retrodirective cross-eye jamming engagement, thereby avoiding the approximations inherent in other cross-eye jamming analyses. Laboratory experiments that accurately represent reality by using the radar for both transmission and reception, and simulating a true retrodirective cross-eye jammer were performed to validate the theoretical analysis. Lastly, the relationship between the angular error induced in the radar being jammed and the matching required from a cross-eye jammer system is explored. The most important conclusion of this work is that the traditional analyses of cross- eye jamming are inaccurate for the conditions under which cross-eye jammers operate. These inaccuracies mean that the traditional analyses are overly conservative, particularly at short ranges and for high cross-eye gains, suggesting that practical cross-eye jammers can be realised more easily than is generally believed.
Du Plessis, W.P. (Warren Paul); Odendaal, J.W. (Johann Wilhelm); Joubert, Johan(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-09)
An extended and rigorous analysis of retrodirective cross-eye jamming in a radar system scenario is presented. This analysis removes the approximations that limit the validity of other analyses of cross-eye jamming. These ...
Du Plessis, W.P. (Warren Paul); Odendaal, J.W. (Johann Wilhelm); Joubert, Johan(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2011-01)
The matching required between the two directions through a retrodirective cross-eye jammer is considered
using both the traditional phase-front analysis and an extended analysis. The design parameters to achieve a
Du Plessis, W.P. (Warren Paul)(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013)
It is desirable to limit the apparent target to one side of a retrodirective cross-eye jammer despite the variation
caused by platform skin return. The relationship between the jammer parameters and the jammer-to-signal ...