Accession Number : AD0646188

Title :   A SYSTEM FOR THE DYNAMIC MEASUREMENT OF RADAR RETURN POLARIZATION.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

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

Report Date : APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A polarization measurement program is presently being pursued in connection with a problem dealing with dynamic echo area measurement at several frequencies. Since the nature of the polarization data which will be received is not specifically known at this point, an interim system is being constructed prior to incorporating a polarization measurement facility within the overall area measurement equipment. This report describes the measurement technique employed in the interim system, operating at X-band. The subject of hardware implementation is left for future reports. Extensive introductory material is included on the general nature of plane polarized waves, using a simple classical model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR REFLECTIONS, POLARIZATION), MEASUREMENT, X BAND, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE