Accession Number:

AD0706751

Title:

STEP FREQUENCY RADAR STUDY OF SECEDE 3 BARIUM RELEASE

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1968-Mar 1970

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this project was to determine the behavior of the backscatter cross section in the HF to low VHF region from barium clouds in the lower F layer. The hope was that these data would provide a basis for understanding the mechanism of radio-wave scatter from barium clouds. It is believed that the results of this study have indeed led to a better understanding of the scattering processes involved, although in the course of the study as many new questions were raised as were answered. An unfortunate combination of circumstances from the standpoint of our radar experiment led to the result that usable amplitude data were obtained from only one release, making the general applicability of some of the results open to question.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE