Accession Number : ADA099191


Title :   RCS Matrix Studies of Sea Clutter


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 1979-Mar 1981


Corporate Author : TELEDYNE/MICRONETICS SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Morgan, Lee A ; Weisbrod, Steven


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a099191.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : The report describes the development of a mobile experimental facility for making observations of RCS matrix properties of sea clutter and of targets in sea clutter. The equipment is mounted in a van which was towed to a site on Pt. Loma at the NOSC facility in San Diego. Preliminary measurements on clutter and targets of opportunity were taken and analyzed. The analysis confirms the salient features of sea clutter properties deduced from the NRL four Frequency Radar data collected some ten years ago. Experimental results also show that RCS matrix data is used in target signatures which should eventually lead to the development of an effective technique for target classification.


Descriptors :   *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS , *SEA CLUTTER , POLARIZATION , MATRICES(MATHEMATICS) , RADAR REFLECTIONS , DATA REDUCTION , FORMATS , TARGET CLASSIFICATION , SEA STATES


Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE