Accession Number:

AD0691109

Title:

THE WEIBULL DISTRIBUTION APPLIED TO THE GROUND CLUTTER BACKSCATTER COEFFICIENT

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE (PROVISIONAL)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Spatial distributions of the ground clutter backscatter coefficient sigma 0 for various types of terrain have been found to fit a Weibull distribution quite well. This report discusses the Weibull distribution quite well. This report discusses the Weibull probability distribution function and its characteristics, and presents some clutter measurements that demonstrate the Weibull distribution. The data presented include measurements taken at L-, S-, and X-band frequencies, at several depression angles, and for various resolution cell sizes. A method for generation of random variables that fit a selected Weibull statistical population for use in radar simulations is also given.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE