Accession Number:

AD0912490

Title:

Land Clutter Characteristics for Computer Modeling of Fire Control Radar Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Summarized in this report are the pertinent, unclassified data on the reflectivity of a variety of classes of land clutter. The data are confined to those taken at radar frequencies included between 9 and 95 GHz. Brief discussions are included for a number of the characteristics of radar return from clutter, although emphasis is directed to the average statistics of the amplitude of the return. Preliminary mathematical representations are included which describe 1 average radar cross-section per unit area, 2 amplitude statistics of the return, 3 spectral behavior of received power, and 4 polarization properties of the return from foliage. Also included is a discussion of some of the effects of the characteristics of land clutter on the choice of system parameters and on the nature of the problem of target detection in clutter.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE