Accession Number:

AD0912498

Title:

Generation of Simulated Satellite Radar Altimeter Observations.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The report gives the formulation, coding Fortran 4 and sample output of a program that produces simulated satellite radar altimeter observations. These simulated observations can be made for a nominal ocean geoid statistically described or for typical ocean features such as trenches, escarpments, etc. Each observation may have superimposed random measurment noise selected from Gaussian or Uniform distributions of chosen variance. Satellite and radar characteristics such as satellite altitude and thus along track velocity and radar pulse repetition rate or data readout rate are taken into account. Examples of simulated data are given for a moderately rough ocean geoid region, the Puerto Rico Trench and Blake Escarpment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE