Accession Number:

ADB028457

Title:

L-Band Radar Clutter Statistics for Terrain and Ice. Volume I. Technical Discussion and Results

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 Jul 1977-31 Jan 1978

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR RADAR DIV

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

This final report addresses radar clutter statistics for terrain and ice and the generation of clutter data tapes by means of a radar signal simulation. These data cover pack ice and refrozen lead, bare mountains, tundra and black ice. For comparison purposes, data are also included for a city Toronto and three homogeneous fields. These clutter data are described by statistical quantities. The clutter data for the pack ice, bare mountain, and field provide SIGMA sub o values which are in reasonable agreement with the small amount of L-band clutter data presently existing in the literature. A description is also given of a radar signal simulation which was used to provide magnetic tape data for use in testing radar signal processor techniques. This simulation is capable of accepting as input the clutter data and statistics generated on this program. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE