Infobox Radar
name = AN/APG-77

caption = AN/APG-77
country = United States
introdate =
number =
type = Solid-state active electronically scanned array (AESA)
frequency =
range =
altitude =
diameter =
azimuth = 120°
elevation =
precision =
power = 12kw peakFact|date=April 2008

The AN/APG-77 is a multifunction radar installed on the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. The radar is built by Northrop Grumman.

It is a solid-state, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. Composed of 1500 transmit eceive modules, [ [http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/hfradar.pdf Hfradar.pdf page 19 for number of modules.] ] each about the size of a gum stick, it can perform a near-instantaneous beam steering (in the order of tens of nanoseconds).

The APG-77 provides 120° field of view in azimuth and elevation. The highest value, which can be achieved for the Field of View (FOV) of a phased array antenna is 120° (60° left and 60° right. 60° up and 60° down). [ [http://www.radartutorial.eu/17.bauteile/bt36.en.html Physical limitation of the maximum swivel angle of an AESA] ]

More than 100 APG-77 AESA radars have been produced to date by Northrop Grumman (on time/ on cost) and much of the technology developed for the APG-77 is being used in the APG-81 radar for the F-35 Lightning II. The APG-77v1 is now in production for the F-22, which includes full air-to-ground functionality (high-resolution synthetic aperture radar mapping, ground moving target indication and track (GMTI/GMTT), automatic cueing and recognition, combat identification, and many other advanced features).

ee also

* Phased array
* Active electronically scanned array


External links

* [http://www.f-22raptor.com/af_radar.php AN/APG-77 radar technology explained]
* [http://www.f22fighter.com/radar.htm f22fighter.com: AN/APG-77]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/f-22-avionics.htm]

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