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RESULTS OF ACCELERATION AND VELOCITY PROCESSING OF HF RADAR SIGNALS FROM MISSILE LAUNCHES. PART 2 - OBSERVATIONS OF ETR TESTS 0169 AND 3670
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The acceleration and velocity signal processor developed at the Naval Research Laboratory was employed with the hf transmitter and receiving equipment located at the Chesapeake Bay Division site to observe missiles launched along the Eastern Test Range. The spectral compression and coherent integration techniques utilized in processing the return radar echoes resulted in improved resolution and signal-to-noise ratio, and provided target acceleration as a parameter, along with velocity and range. Target tracks of high definition are shown for the second stages, spent first stages, and nose fairings of ETR tests 0169 Saturn and 3670 A3 Polaris.
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