Accession Number:

ADA129464

Title:

Range Glint Effects for Homing Interceptor Miss Distance

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

An expression is derived for the single hit range error due to the presence of a secondary scatterer in a range measurement made by a single frequency radar using gaussian pulses and a centroid estimator. The effect of noise is neglected since glint effects are only important at close range. These results are used to calculate the effects of glint on a homing radar which tracks the target for several hits. Contours of equal miss distance are presented for the two cases of decorrelated random phase between hits, and uniform phase advance.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Guided Missiles
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE