Integration of Airborne Early Warning Radar Platforms on Aircraft
Övrigt konferensbidrag, 2020

The need for a long-range and complete Air Picture has long since motivated the presence of airborne early warning (AEW) radar platforms. Later developments, such as stealth and advancing threats at low altitudes or hypersonic speeds have nothing but reinforce the need for increased-performance AEW. However, the high costs for the platform, integration, and operations restrict the number of platforms to a point where these high-value assets become sensitive to preemptive actions by an adversary. Therefore, SAAB has within the NFFP7 framework launched a series of studies aiming at smaller, adapted, and cost-efficient unmanned AEW platforms with extreme endurance. Thus, the aerodynamic performance of the carrier plus radar must be optimized, which implies that the projected area of the radar must be minimized. In this project, we study the possibility of integrating the antenna layer in the fuselage structure of the aircraft, thus gaining (i) body width and (ii) a more optimal wet geometry.

phased array antenna.

surveillance radar

Sensor integration

wide coverage antenna

Airborne early warning (AEW)


Prabhat Khanal

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Jian Yang

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Marianna Ivashina

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Anders Höök


Ruoshan Luo


Per Hallander


3rd ECATS conference 13-15 October 2020
Gothenburg, Sweden,

Sensorintegration på bemannade och autonoma flygfarkoster

VINNOVA (2017-047871), 2017-11-10 -- 2021-11-30.



Rymd- och flygteknik


Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

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