Accession Number : ADA261982


Title :   Software Development and Analysis for Experimental High Frequency Surface Wave Radar Data


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)


Personal Author(s) : Chan, Hing C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261982.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : Processing software for data collected in an experimental High Frequency Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) project is implemented in the VAX-3800 computer and the FPS-5000 floating point array process. The software is used to process the data in-house so as to obtain insights in HFSWR sea clutter, noise and target characteristics,. The data are examined to assess quality. Several deficiencies are observed in the data, including 60 Hz power source harmonic interferences and discontinuities in data sequences. Preliminary analysis of some of the data shows that conventional Doppler processing of the data permits the detection of ship and large aircraft targets at fairly long ranges. Plans for further analysis of these data are discussed.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *SURFACE WAVES , *RADAR TRACKING , *DOPPLER RADAR , IONOSPHERE , AIRCRAFT , AIRCRAFT DETECTION , ARRAYS , SURFACES , DISCONTINUITIES , OCEANS , NOISE , POWER , DATA ACQUISITION , INTERFERENCE , FRENCH LANGUAGE , DEFICIENCIES , QUALITY , SEA CLUTTER , FLOATING POINT OPERATION , TARGETS , HARMONICS , CANADA , CLUTTER , COMPUTERS , HIGH FREQUENCY , SHIPS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE