Accession Number:

ADA285760

Title:

Classical Analysis Methods for Designing and Developing Downlooking Radars

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 1992-Apr 1994

Corporate Author:

NTL TECHNOLOGIES INC GREENLAWN NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

This report describes analytical methods for characterizing the distributions of surface clutter as observed by downlooking radars over spherical planets, taking the classical, pencil and paper, methods of analytic geometry and calculus as far as possible before turning to computer based numerical evaluations. General expressions describing surface clutter power distributions in range and range-rate coordinates are developed in closed form and evaluated for several low PRF, phased array configurations. Information contained in this document formed the subject matter for a series of eight lectures at Rome Laboratory, under this contract, to relative newcomers to the study of clutter limited radar. With the classical analysis tools, they were able to quickly obtain results which compared favorably with those from elaborate simulations evolved by teams of experts over periods of many years. Radar, Airborne radar, Space based radar, Radar clutter, Earth surface clutter.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE