Accession Number:

ADB012103

Title:

Millimeter Wave Radar Applications to Weapons Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

Applications of millimeter wave radars in ground-to-air, ground-to- ground, and air-to-ground weapons systems are presented. The advantages and limitations of operating at millimeter wavelengths are defined. The characteristics of millimeter wave propagation in adverse weather are described with emphasis on rain backscatter and attenuation theory, experimental data, and rain effects on radar system performance. The theory of fluctuating clutter is discussed and a terrain clutter model is presented whose output is characterized by its power spectral density and probability density function. Several clutter discrimination techniques are described. The status of millimeter wave radars and components is reviewed and technology advances required are pointed out. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE