Accession Number : AD0633540

Title :   RADAR MASKING BY EARTH'S TERRAIN.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING SUPPORT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Martin,John J.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The masking of a radar's search volume by earth's terrain is a problem of interest in the placement of radars. In practice, exhaustive surveys and modelled operations may be carried out before final placement is made; it is not the intention of this paper to try to obviate such surveys, but to provide a means based on earth's surface elevation data--such as from contour maps--to determine the sensitivity of a radar's location to its performance, i.e., to give some measure to the intuition which says it's better to be on a hill than in a hole. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR, SITE SELECTION), (*RADAR INTERFERENCE, *TERRAIN), MAPS, MAP READING, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, RADAR SIGNALS, PROPAGATION

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE