Accession Number : ADA256612


Title :   The Detection and Correlation Modeling of Rayleigh Distributed Radar Signals


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Buterbaugh, Alan L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256612.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : This thesis provides a method for determining the detection of partially correlated Rayleigh distributed radar returns by a pulsed search radar. The receiver consists of a quadrature demodulator receiver, followed by a square law envelope detector and a linear post-detection integrator. In addition, a technique for determining the pulse-to-pulse correlation of a complex target is given using inverse Fourier transforms of the target scattering centers. An AIM-9 missile is used to illustrate how the partially correlated detection techniques and the pulse-to-pulse correlation predictions can be used to determine the probability of detection. The Detection and Correlation Modeling of Rayleigh Distributed Radar Signals.


Descriptors :   *RADAR SIGNALS , SCATTERING , DETECTION , DETECTORS , PREDICTIONS , PROBABILITY , THESES , DEMODULATORS , RAYLEIGH WAVES , SEARCH RADAR , AIR TO AIR MISSILES , TARGETS , CORRELATION , PULSES , RECEIVERS , INTEGRATORS


Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE