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Multichannel tracking radars with phased antenna arrays are widely used to track air targets. The use of a phased array in combination with digital computing technology allows to control the radar radiation pattern and track several targets in the time distribution mode. Air target tracking in a multichannel radar is provided by subsystems for measuring range, radial velocity and angular coordinates, in most cases, without adaptation to the external influence characteristics. When tracking supermaneuverable air targets, such as 5th and so-called 4++ generation fighters, there is a decrease in the accuracy and stability of tracking relative to the area without maneuver. If the tracking system algorithms are tuned to a low intensity of maneuvering or its absence, a significant increase in the error of tracking the aircraft in the maneuvering section will lead to disruption of auto tracking due to a significant dynamic component of the error. The stability of auto-tracking of maneuvering targets by subsystems of range, radial velocity, and angular coordinates with fixed parameters for the case when the setting of the parameters of the tracking system algorithms coincide with the characteristics of the external influence is analyzes in the paper. The influence of the observation model parameters, the stochastic model of the target movement with exponentially correlated values of the target acceleration, and the measurement period of the target coordinates on the potential tracking accuracy by radio technical tracking systems of the multichannel radar is investigated. To assess the stability of auto-tracking, it is proposed to use the equivalent aperture size of the discriminating characteristic. The influence of the parameters of the target movement stochastic model, the observation model, and the measurement period of the target coordinates on the stability of auto-tracking in terms of range, radial velocity, and angular coordinates is estimated. It is shown that the "weak link" is the radial velocity tracking system. As a result of the research carried out, it becomes possible to further assess the feasibility of adapting the auto-tracking systems to the target maneuvering characteristics and to develop recommendations for choosing the measurement period of the target coordinates.
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