Accession Number:

ADA101208

Title:

Investigation of Terrain Bounce Electronic Countermeasure

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Terrain Bounce is an electronic countermeasure intended to defeat Amplitude Comparison Monopulse Tracking. In this paper the countermeasure technique is described and its theoretical basis is developed. The two-target tracking problem, the Doppler offset and spreading of the ground-reflected signal, and a model for reflection from rough terrain are presented. A methodology is developed for analyzing the Terrain Bounce problem. The theory is applied to a typical Terrain Bounce geometry, and the resulting jammer requirements are derived.

Subject Categories:

  • Countermeasures
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE