Accession Number:

AD0699519

Title:

LASER RADAR RANGE EQUATION CONSIDERATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Starting with basic physical and beam-target-geometry concepts, a generalized laser radar range equation is derived which holds for a target at any range in the far field. For completeness, the reflective properties of a target, its cross section, and the one-way atmospheric transmission loss are examined. The relationships derived in this report are general in that they are valid at any e.g., microwave wavelengths.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE