Accession Number:

ADA951597

Title:

INTERIM REPORT ON BASIC PULSE-RADAR MAXIMUM-RANGE CALCULATION.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE