Radar Evaluation Report. A Technical and Cost Analysis of the German Air Force MPR Radar Antenna Boresighting Requirement,
RADAR EVALUATION SQUADRON (TECHNICAL) (1954TH) HILL AFB UT
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It is concluded that 1 The US-developed Central Radio Propagation Lab. Exponential Reference Atmosphere CRPL EXPRAM statistical model produces uncertain results in Germany at low boresighting angles. It can create operationally significant errors of approximately 0.03 degrees if used for computing refraction corrections for Medium Power Radar MPR boresightings 2 The total cost of a single boresighting measurement is 554.75 3 Based on commercial value, boresighting to a plus or minus 0.09 degree confidence interval has a cost benefit ratio of 1.6 4 Numerical ray tracing through an atmosphere defined by weather soundings will insure a best estimate of the refraction correction to be used for boresighting the MPR radar and 5 Ray tracing from radiosonde data is not required for use with nodding-beam height finder radars--the CRPL EXPRAM is adequate.
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