Accession Number:

ADP006373

Title:

Radar Ground Clutter Measurements and Models. Part 1. Spatial Amplitude Statistics,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, we have collected a large multifrequency data base of radar ground clutter measurements from many sites. We employ our clutter data to develop clutter models. Of particular interest to us is the site-specific prediction of PPI ground clutter maps for ground-sited radars, that is, in simulating the spatial variation of ground clutter. This paper describes our measurements, and presents a statistical clutter model for spatial amplitude statistics based on depression angle, terrain type, RF frequency, and radar resolution.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE