Accession Number : AD0654408

Title :   RADAR TERRAIN RETURN: A THEORETICAL APPROACH,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Spetner,L. M. ; Katz,I.

Report Date : 20 MAY 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Two different models of radar terrain return are presented. One is a Gaussian surface, and in that case two examples of the two-dimensional slope spectrum were treated. The other case is a distribution of isolated scatterers. The paper does not attempt to draw a strict correspondence between the models and actual terrain surfaces. Certain experiments, however, suggest themselves as a result of our treatment and from the results of such experimental programs one may arrive at a correspondence between actual physical examples of terrain and one or both of the models presented here. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR REFLECTIONS, TERRAIN), RADAR CLUTTER, THEORY, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, GRAPHICS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, SCATTERING

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE