Accession Number:

ADA341850

Title:

Potential Measurement Errors Induced by Atmospheric Refraction.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This report outlines the potential significance of atmospheric refraction and trapping in the measurement of low-altitude targets by airborne sensors. The report addresses two problems first, the magnitude of potential position errors attributed to atmospheric refraction and trapping and second, the determination of a seekers field of view and the necessary measurement accuracy of an airborne radar to hand over a target to an intercept missile. In the discussion of the second problem, a criterion is established for comparison of the magnitude of measurement errors associated with atmospheric refraction.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE