Accession Number : AD0261980

Title :   A THEORY OF RADAR REFLECTIONS FROM A STATISTICALLY ROUGH MOON

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS CRUFT LAB

Personal Author(s) : WINTER,DONALD F.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The stochastic average of the power scattered by a statistically rough moon is derived for both continuous wave and short pulse transmission. In the latter case the pulse modulation of the incident fields is taken into account explicitly. The details of the echo shape during the early part of the return are made available as a consequence. The theoretical results are compared with two different experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MOON, *RADAR REFLECTIONS, *WAVE PROPAGATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, EXTRATERRESTRIAL TOPOGRAPHY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, RADAR SIGNALS, RADIO ASTRONOMY, RADIOFREQUENCY PULSES, REFLEX SIGHTS, SCATTERING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SURFACE PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE