TRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment) (U)
(U) The TRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment) radar is a high power radar located on the island of Kwajalein in the western Pacific. It has two missions, Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) testing in support of the Western Space and Missile Center (WSMC) and space surveillance.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) The TRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment) radar is a high-power, high-sensitivity instrumentation radar that was originally designed to track and gather signature data on a single target. TRADEX is now one of three radars composing the Space Surveillance Network. The other two radars are the ARPA Long-range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR) and the ARPA Lincoln Band Observable Radar (ALCOR).
User Impact (U):
(U) Loss of this capability would have a significant impact on the Space Surveillance Network (SNN).
(U) Organizations and Funding:
- (U) USSPACECOM: Funding Source.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title ALCOR ALCOR (ARPA Lincoln C-band Observable Radar) ALTAIR Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) Long-range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR) This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title Contibuting Sensors Contibuting Sensors Radar Radar - Contributing Sensors This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title SPACE CONTROL: S.S. NETWORK SPACE CONTROL: SPACE SURVEILLANCE NETWORK This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Name 1997 Space Surveillance Dev Plan Kwajalein Missile Range Home Pg This Table Is Unclassified.
Lead Office (U):
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 10 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999