Accession Number:

ADP006375

Title:

A Model of Coherent Radar Land Backscatter

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEC-MARCONI RESEARCH CENTRE CHELMSFORD (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The detection of targets in a land clutter background is a problem for most ground-based and airborne pulse-Doppler radars. Understanding how land clutter behaves can lead to modified clutter suppression techniques for improving radar target detection performance. This paper presents a model of land clutter which has been validated against a number of different land types observed at different frequencies. The characteristics of the clutter which limit target detection are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE