A Study on the Deployment of a Sea Based Sensor Platform for the Detection of a SLBM

잠수함 발사 탄도미사일 탐지를 위한 해상 센서플랫폼의 배치에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2015.09.15
  • Accepted : 2015.10.13
  • Published : 2015.10.30


This paper describes deployment of a sea based sensor platform for the detection of a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Recently, North Korea successfully conducted the underwater launching test of the SLBM, which will seriously threaten the global security. To defend these threats successfully, a sensor platform of the ballistic missile defense (BMD) should be deployed in the area of high detection probability of the missile. The maximum detection range characteristics of the typical radar sensor system, however, depend on the radar cross section (RCS) and flight trajectories of the target. In this point of view, this work analyzed the flight trajectories based on the tactics and calculated the RCS of the SLBM. In addition, sea based sensor platform position is proposed from the analysis of the detection time.


Sensor deployment;Submarine launched ballistic missile;Radar cross section;Ballistic missile defense


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