Accession Number:

ADA058780

Title:

Design Factors in the Tuned Synthetic Aperture Radar.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The frequency filters are implemented by applying the discrete Fourier transform to the returning radar pulses. Proper selection of the particular outputs at which a target appears at a given time is the function of a computer program, for which the theoretical foundations and program logic are developed in the report. The program can be used to determine the specific factors to be programmed for processing return data and for designing the actual processor. The results show typical memory and time requirements for laboratory test-bed and operational processors. Finally, a technique for reducing total memory required by reducing stored input data is described and developed. Tradeoffs between time and memory are discussed, and optimal operating point calculations are developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE