Accession Number : AD0480737

Title :   A MODEL FOR RADAR ECHOES FROM A RANDOM COLLECTION OF ROTATING DIPOLE SCATTERERS.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wong, J. L. ; Reed, I. S. ; Kaprielian, Z. A.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A new theoretical model for the radar echo from a random collection of dipole scatterers is presented. The analysis of the model takes into account the effects of scatterer rotation which have been neglected in the previous related work. It is shown that rotational motion of the scatterers can have significant effects upon the echo waveform. The results derived can be applied to the determination of the fluctuating characteristics of clutter echoes. Comparisons between the theory and some available experimental results in the literature are shown to be in relatively good agreement. The theory developed appears to have useful military applications, particularly in the area of signal detection in the presence of clutter interference. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, MODEL TESTS), SCATTERING, ROTATION, RADAR CONFUSION REFLECTORS, POLARIZATION, RADAR CLUTTER, THEORY, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Radar Countermeasures
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE