Accession Number:

ADA048473

Title:

Environment and Radar Operation Simulator.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Jun 74-30 Mar 77,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes activities performed under contract to the U. S. Army Electronics Command ecom for the purpose of designing and building an Environment and Radar Operation Simulator EROS. EROS is electrically connected to the subject radar and simulates the external world by producing synthetic backscatter from targets and clutter in a battlefield environment. Its purpose is to reduce the cost of environment testing by improving repeatability and controllability of test conditions and by replacing some of the field testing with laboratory testing. Clutter is synthesized by an array of digital filters, which provide controllable amplitude distributions, spatial distributions, and spectra. Targets are simulated by combining recorded backscatter with user-defined maneuvers. The major components of EROS are a programmed digital computer, special-purpose high speed digital hardware, and analog hardware. The outputs consist of simulated video signals and range-gated Doppler signals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE