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LS/MOR 449 'MOTHER' :: 387 Communications

Postby Trivval » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:03 pm



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The MOTHER is a portable over-the-horizon radar network which was designed and manufactured by 387 Communications. MOTHER’s development began in the early 1970s with experimental tests begun by Valien Mkjast and Said Lz’Kaller who were later to found 387 Communications. This system was put aside as the pair graduated university, and has only been revived twenty years later following the moderate success of the LS/MCS 42 and then later the highly successful LS/MCS 78 ‘CONRAD‘ allowing the company to fund MOTHER’s Development.

MOTHER was designed to provide over-the-horizon radar that could monitor both air and surface traffic over a huge area. Later it was found that MOTHER would be useful to bolster early warning and missile warning shield networks already in place.

    General
  • Coverage: 6 Million sqKm+
    60 to 105 Degrees
  • Power: 24MW

    Monopole
  • Height: 5m

    Frequency
  • Low Band: 5 to 14MHz
  • High Band: 10-30MHz
  • Wavelength: 10m – 60m

    Detection Range
  • Air: 840km (<100m amsl)
    1680km (100-100’000m amsl)
    4200km (>100’000m amsl)
  • Surface: 4000km

    Detection-to-Tracking Time
  • Air: 10s – 18s
  • Surface: 500s

    Simultaneous Tracking
  • Air: 8’000 Targets
  • Surface: 1’300 Targets

MOTHER has gone through several development periods transforming from the small LS/MOR 7 3kW experimental system to the current LS/MOR 449 which Trivval uses to monitor the huge open areas of Northern Ellorea.

The transmitters have to be placed at least five-hundred kilometres apart if they are facing the same direction, and are each a kilometre long and able to generate a 24MW signal, stronger than most systems currently available. During testing with the LS/MOR 394, an 18MW version, the signal ignited a near-by refuelling depot. All tests since have ensured all re-fuelling station and ammunition depots were shielded with metal ‘faraday’ shields to stop accidental sparks.

The later versions of the MOTHER system were designed to intercept stealth aircraft. Such aircraft are designed with sharp edges and flat bellies in an effort to defeat ground based radars. The latest in use with 387 – the LS/MOR 449 – bounces the signals off the ionosphere where the beam can be reflected to targets thousands of kilometres away. This signal can bounce down onto the top of ‘stealth’ aircraft where the signal will hit the protruding cockpit, engine housings and other equipment. To defeat the radar absorbent paint the LS/MOR 449 has been changed to use HF waves rather than the slower frequency microwave.

Due to the extreme ranges which the LS/MOR 449 can operate – officially 4200km, however some results have indicated that it could reach at over 6000kms – when the signal is retuned it is extremely weak. To pick up such a signal, paired with the transmitter is a long range receiver, created from several 500m stretches of dual line masts, each over thirty meters tall. Depending on the space available and range required a number of 500m receiver units can be combined. It was found that a 5km stretch was and any length over 7.5kms has to been found to be inefficient and dangerous to the system. The XR478 Prototype hopes to fix this issue, however development has not progressed.

MOTHER does not just refer to the Transmitter/Receiver pair but also includes the data analysis Central Control Unit which enables easy incorporation of all data collected by the Receiving units. This allows multiple receiving units to cooperate and create a single radar image from multiple angles allowing a fast and efficient identification of incoming signals with the operator able to manipulate the frequency and waveform to optimise performance. However due to the extreme ranges the MOTHER system is recommended to be

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used as an Early Warning Radar, and when combined with more detailed short-range radar systems is provides a large-area coverage. During testing off the Ellorean Northern Approaches MOTHER was able to track a small fishing vessel and gave its position to within three kilometres of intercept by Trivvalian Naval vessels.

In order for it to be ‘mobile’ the transmitters and receivers are broken down into individual sections to enable ease of transport. An entire six unit network can be set up in under a week by a trained crew, which enables the system to cover any new theatres which require attention.

The LS/MOR 449 ‘MOTHER’ is available for purchase from 387 Communications. Purchase of the MOTHER guarantees the upgrade to the XR478 system once it is stable and operational. At this time the LS/MOR 449 is available in three packages - the 'System' Package includes LS/MOR 449 (A), (B) and (Z) sets - Transmitter, Receiver and Control System for NS$290 Million. The 'Unit' Package includes a single LS/MOR 449 (A) and (B) for NS$210 Million. The 'Theatre' Package includes three LS/MOR 449 (A) and (B) and a single LS/MOR 449 (Z) for NS$680 Million. Upon purchase 387 Communications will provide the personnel to set up and test the equipment to ensure that they are operating within acceptable parameters. Training in the usage of the LS/MOR 449 can be provided at NS$74'240 a year per trainer. Production Rights are not available.




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Postby Republic of Vectors » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:25 am

To whom it may concern,

The Republic of Vectors Eye of the Storm Military Hardware would like to buy your company. Being a military producer, and this being a rather unused store, I beleive that this should be profitable for us both. We are willing to offer a moderate amount of NSD's to your company, plus a 1 million NSD payment to each of your employees for their job loss.

Please consider this, and thank you for your time,
Eye of the Storm Military Hardware
http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=207163&hilit=Eye+of+the+storm



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Postby Trivval » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:08 pm



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| Message Information |
|To| Eye of the Storm Military Hardware
|Subject| Attempted Takeover
| 387 Headquaters |
| Business Central | Port Suran |
| (+13) 139 221 5 |
|Security|
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To whom it may concern
I found it amusing to find your communique to cross my desk, but never-the-less I will do my best to fulfill your request.
387 Communications is involved in the production of electronic systems for all branches of the Military ranging from viewfinder for armored vehicles to complex fire-control systems for the largest warships which patrol the world's seas. Because of our unusual market we hold complete dominance over our sector of the world economy. 387 Communications is the only military electronics supplier on the global economic stage and hold contracts with corporations such as VMK AG and Beaufort which also dominate their respective markets. Therefore 387 products are featured on a high proportion of most military exports which are currently being shipped around the world.
When you say you will offer a moderate amount for our company, what exactly are you talking? 387 is hardly an 'unused store' with our LS/MCS 87 'CONRAD' - a simple radio - holding more than NS$694 Billion worth of sales and yearly production and repair contracts worth almost twice that number. If you intend to purchase this company you will have to pay a lot more than a 'considerate' sum.
Even if Eye of the Storm could procure a number which we would even consider, your offer of NS$1 Million for each of our employees would certainly bankrupt you. 387 Communications is represented in dozens of nations worldwide, with factories and branching rare earth mines supporting hundreds of localities. After reviewing your available records it would appear that it would be more viable for us to buy you out. Do get back to us on your offer to buy us out, though!
Please keep 387 Communications in mind for all your Military Electronic System needs.



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Postby Republic of Vectors » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:31 pm

To: 387 Communications
From: Jonathan Clarke, Eye of the Storm General Hardware


My most sincere apologies for taking up your valuable time. I admit, in my zeal to contruct a sort of storefront mall, I failed to acknowledge the actual size and importance of your company. We formally, and humble withdraw our request, and ask for forgiveness. We thank you for getting back to me though, it is appreciated.

Sincerelt, Eye of the Storm General Hardware


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