Accession Number:

AD0627635

Title:

INFLUENCE OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE ON RADAR

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This report provides radar designers with background information on how the idealized free-space radar theory must be modified to take account of reflections from the earths surface. It is primarily concerned with problems that arise in designing systems that are airborne and contains discussions of the following topics effects of reflections from the earth on the signal received from an elevated target, implications of these effects for detection and parameter estimation, effects of surface roughness, techniques for the reduction of clutter, scattering from the ocean, and spherical-earth geometry.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE