Accession Number:

AD0729684

Title:

Models for Radar Displays

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-17

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Mathematical models are developed to describe the capability of human operators observing A, B, and PPI displays of noncoherent radars for detecting target signals in receiver noise. The models are derived from visibility data of World-War II experiments using curve-fitting techniques guided by simple physical models. The trends of performance are compatible with the predictions of detection theory, but calibration constants are assigned based upon experimentally determined human operator characteristics. Radar variables which are incorporated in the models include pulse length, receiver bandwidths, antenna beamwidth and scan rate, pulse repetition frequency, and display brightness, geometry and phosphor characteristics. Data are presented from experiments on detection of target signals in sea clutter by human operators.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE