Accession Number:

AD1022112

Title:

Survey of Radar Refraction Error Corrections

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Range Commanders Council White Sands Missile Range United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This document introduces basic refraction error estimation for an electromagnetic wave propagating at radio frequencies through the earths atmosphere. Appendices contain descriptive material on the process, algorithms, and application of refraction correction methods to radar tracking data at each of the participating ranges. This document is a standalone document however, it is intended as a prelude to the development of a standard for correcting of radio frequency refraction errors occurring in radar track measurements. As a prelude to the development of a standard for correcting of radio frequency RF refraction errors, the ETMG is surveying its member ranges to collect information on the processes and algorithms currently used for correcting these errors. This short document introduces basic refraction error estimation. The appendices to the document contain descriptive material on the process, algorithms, and application of refraction correction methods to radar tracking data at each of the participating ranges.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE