Accession Number : AD0287229

Title :   HORIZONTAL ANGULAR ERROR STATISTICS' PRELIMINARY REPORT

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s) : THORN,DONALD C. ; RAINEY,RALPH J. JR. ; CRAMON,WALLIS R.

Report Date : FEB 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The correction of radar elevation angle errors due to atmospheric refraction is studied. The techniques used in this and most similar studies sume that the atmosphere is distributed such that index of refraction varies with altitude only. To test this assumption and to investigate the errors in horizontal or azimuth angle, the variation of azimuth angle readings taken by a radar on a fixed beacon was considered. A preliminary report on these experiments is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADAR, AZIMUTH, C BAND, METEOROLOGY, REFRACTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TERRAIN, TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE