Mono- and Bistatic Radar Coverage Diagrams Including Diffractive Wave Propagation,
FORCHUNGSINSTITUT DER DEUTSCHEN BUNDESPOST DARMSTADT (GERMANY F R)
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Coverage patterns of radar sites, providing information on the terrain masked situation of a radar, are of great importance, particularly for the detection of low flying targets. Digital terrain maps can be used as a powerful base for a computer supported calculation of highly reliable coverage patterns for different kinds if radar sites. Here, a digital terrain database, the Digital Landmass System DLMS, having high horizontal and vertical resolution, is used to obtain optical coverage patterns, as well as physical coverage plots. Physical coverage calculations are based on the consideration of wave propagation phenomena such as diffraction and refraction using a multiple knife edge propagation model in combination with the above mentioned terrain database. Both, the propagation model and the terrain database have been verified by measurements.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy