Accession Number : AD0641705

Title :   A COMPARISON OF THREE METHODS FOR THE CORRECTION OF RADAR ELEVATION ANGLE REFRACTION ERRORS,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Hinds,B. D. ; Pappas,R. G.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The atmospheric effects on microwave radiation were investigated by using a ground based radar and a fixed beacon combination at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. With this radar-beacon combination, the approximate range and elevation angle between the two sites were 45 miles and 1 degree respectively. This investigation compares three methods for correcting the radar elevation angle error caused by the atmosphere. One method uses the measured meteorological parameters sampled by radiosonde instruments while the second and third methods utilize an exponential vertical structure fixed by a measured surface refractive index value. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR SIGNALS, REFRACTION), CORRECTIONS, ERRORS, MICROWAVES, PROPAGATION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, REFRACTIVE INDEX

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE