Accession Number:

AD0692785

Title:

ANALYSIS OF REAL-TIME REFRACTION CORRECTION METHODS FOR THREE MISSILE FLIGHTS FROM THE AIR FORCE WESTERN TEST RANGE

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Jan-Jul 1969

Corporate Author:

SYRACUSE UNIV RESEARCH CORP NY

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

An emphasis is placed on the real-time correction of refraction- induced tracking errors. With radar data from three missile trajectories the corrected range and angle data, using real-time equations, is compared with ray- traced data. It is shown that these equations can be effectively used to reduce the range and angle errors to about the resolution of the tracking radars that is, approximately two feet in range and five thousands of a degree in angle. It is also shown that the effect of an elevated layer on tracking angle errors can be compensated using these equations.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE