Accession Number:

ADA061136

Title:

Assessment of Requirements of 1985 - 2000 ERA US Navy Surface Ships for Surveillance Radar Information. Book 2. Appendixes. Volume 2. Radar Clutter. Appendix 3. Radar Clutter. Revision

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

The models of shipboard surveillance radar clutter described in this appendix are intended to represent in a standardized way those features of the environment which are known to affect radar performance and, because of potential operational significance, are subjects for evaluation. Documentation of these models is motivated by a need to assure that all those operating in roles of radar specifiers, designers, or evaluators view the radar environment with a common perception in the context of a single radar program and that they communicate mutually with a common language. The models included reflect the best data available to date, but precision and level of detail are deliberately tempered to be consistent with the state of solid understanding of the external world as seen with radar, the natural variability of that world, and the sensitivity of radar performance to the details and parameter values.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radar Countermeasures
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE