Potential Measurement Errors Induced by Atmospheric Refraction.
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA
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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.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment