INTERIM REPORT ON BASIC PULSE-RADAR MAXIMUM-RANGE CALCULATION.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Equations for calculation of pulse-radar maximum range are presented in forms convenient for practical calculation, together with a work-sheet form. Equations are given for evaluation of some of the range-equation factors, and curves and tables are presented for others. The problem to which this report is addressed is to determine the range at which a detectable signal will be received from a target of known statistical cross-section value under known propagation conditions. This is, of course, only a first step in constructing a complete operational theory of radar performance, but it is a necessary step. The emphasis of the report is on calculation of the range of pulse radars, and especially those whose antennas are not at a high elevation. Much of the material is useful, however, for calculation of the range of other classes of radars.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding