This is catalog of MESA radar for E-737. In this catalog:
340,000 square miles = 328.9762 mile radius (about 329 miles) = 285.8725nm (about 286 nm)MESA provides wide area surveillance of greater than 340,000 square miles at rates exceeding 30,000 square miles per second for a typical 10-second scan rate.
At the same time, this catalog mentioned about 'Sector-selected modes':
MESA’s active electronically scanned array allows operator-selected surveillance sectors with higher update rates, which can double detection range. Variable range and angle sectors are enabled while still maintaining a 360-degree background for situational awareness. Sector-selected modes provide three to four times higher target search rates and eight to 10 times higher track updates than legacy rotating AEW radars. Multiple emphasis sectors are operator selectable to focus on areas of interest in either fixed-to-ground or sectors moving with the platform.
360 degree search mode has ~286nm range, but 30 degree wide "Sector modes" can see up to ~572nm (double detection range). This "sector mode" can be operated together with 360 degree mode at the same time, and multiple sector can be watched as well. With more search rate and track update, it seems taht "Sector mode" may able to provide good enough resolution to operator.
Currently, in CMO database, E-737 MESA has single range mode (360 degree detection mode) with 350nm range.
Would it be possible to reduce MESA's 360 degree mode range from 350nm to 286nm, but introduce one more search mode with 30 degree width but 572nm?
Now, the problem would be "how the 30 degree width 'Sector mode' should be operated by AI". Since we have no idea how real operators use these modes (this would be classified) I guess this needs some assumption. I was thinking of something like:
Very slowly rotating two 30 degree wide search mode beam, just like the blades of 2-blade helicopter. But stop rotating and fix the position when it finds the hostile contact.
But I'm not sure is this a good enough assumption for operation. This is just my pure opinion based on no background experience so any other good suggestion would be great too.
Anyway, is this possible to simulate 2 modes of MESA radar in CMO?