Accession Number:

AD0402618

Title:

SOME CALCULATIONS OF TARGET TEMPERATURES IN MICROWAVE RADIOMETRY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB CORONA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

Calculations of the radiometric temperature differences between various targets and backgrounds have been performed, and the results are presented in graphical form. In addition, an analysis is made of the effects of the varying tar get, radiometer system, and weather parameters on the detectability of targets. The data indicate that variable-area targets, such as roads and rivers especially rivers, will be detectable from very high altitudes during all weather conditions considered. Constant-area targets, such as military tanks and aircraft, will be detectable at much lower altitudes or ranges, unless the area of the target is very large.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE