Accession Number:

ADP003895

Title:

The Estimation and Correction of Refractive Bending in the AR3-D Tactical Radar Systems,

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Corporate Author:

PLESSEY RADAR LTD CHESSINGTON (ENGLAND)

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Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This paper deals with the development of techniques for the estimation and correction of refractive bending, in the vertical plane, in the evolution of a family of radar systems. The systems are based on the AR3-D radar and are in service in several countries and climates. After a brief description of the AR3-D radar systems, we consider the Operational requirements then the Engineering solutions then some of the Human Factors which affect the design and implementation, and, finally, future possibilities. Appendix 1 describes a simple and exact approach to sensitivity analysis. Appendix 2 describes a fast algorithm for the on-line correction of radar plot elevation data. The thrust of the paper is the need for education on refractive effects and for understanding of the possibilities which exist for estimation and correction in 3-D radar systems. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE