Makes me wonder, Mal. If the xmtrs are in the VK9C or VK9X area the bearings
would be right on for the times I have heard it.
In a message dated 6/17/05 3:13:52 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
Here is more info than you want or, probably, need to know. This is 100%
directly from the Australian Dept of Defense.
The Department of Defense is at present managing the Jindalee
Over-The-Horizon Radar Network (JORN) Project, which will install a network of
transmitters and receivers to provide a comprehensive and cost effective
surveillance of the northern and western approaches of Australia. The ability
illuminate and identify a desired target is very much dependent on the
refractive characteristics of the ionospheric layers. Coupled with the need to
track multiple aircraft and ship targets against unwanted reflections from
waves and ground objects, this makes the operation of the radar network
In order to realise the full potential of the technology embodied within the
radar system, the Department of Defence is keen to incorporate the
experience and higher level knowledge of the research scientists of the
Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) into the control of JORN.
A team of BHP knowledge engineers worked closely with DSTO scientists and
software engineers. A software application has been developed to capture and
disseminate the radar tasking knowledge from the scientists. The application
has demonstrated that the technology, if successfully deployed, could have a
major impact on the efficacy of JORN facilities.
This paper outlines the background and the development of the Intelligent
Radar Tasking Concept Evaluator.
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
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