Accession Number : AD0613551

Title :   AIRCRAFT ASPECT SOLUTION IN DYNAMIC RADAR AREA MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Olin,I. D.

Report Date : 10 FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The radar cross section of a target varies with the aspect angle of the radar beam relative to the target. Among the problems in radar cross-section measurement of fullsize aircraft in flight is the difficulty associated with correlating the actual measured values with the aircraft aspect angles. Since the only aspect information available from the radar consists of target locations in spherical coordinates, a solution is desired from these data alone. By imposing restrictive conditions on the aircraft flight courses, target-oriented coordinates may be specified. When these are then combined with the radar beam position, the desired solution is established. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR TRACKING, AIRCRAFT), (*RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, MEASUREMENT), RADAR TARGETS, ASPECT RATIO, FLIGHT, DYNAMICS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE