Accession Number:

AD0608429

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF MEASUREMENT ERRORS OF THE RAT SCAT CROSS SECTION FACILITY

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 7 (final)

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP FORT WORTH TX

Report Date:

1964-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

The contents of the report relate the test programs and results therefrom of the RAT SCAT research and development program instigated to investigate the measuring fields as a function of range geometry, and measurement accuracies, of the RAT SCAT cross section measurement facility. A model for the field over the target region involving antenna height, antenna size, target height, frequency and distance to the target is presented along with appropriate measured data. These models are in most cases standard first order approximations used in estimating fields on a ground plane range. Major potential errors are classified into four categories for which investigations were conducted. In most cases theoretical error models were developed in terms of parameters which could be obtained from experiments conducted at the RAT SCAT Site. The test programs and results therefrom are presented for each of the four types of errors investigated as well as the ground plane model. Based on results obtained using measured data, conclusions and recommendations arising from the various areas of investigations are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE