Accession Number : AD0747949

Title :   Statistical Functions of Short-Pulse Radar Sea Return.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,K. R. ; Thiebaud,P. M. ; Weller,S. J.

Report Date : 26 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The report presents and discusses experimental results of short-pulse (20 and 100 nsec) X-band radar backscatter measurements from rough water surfaces. The emphasis is on airborne open-ocean conditions, but some results from very-low-angle shore-based data and 1-nanosecond radar measurements in the NRL swimming pool are also shown. The experimental data are in the form of cumulative probability distribution functions and autocorrelation functions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR CLUTTER, OCEAN WAVES), SURFACE ROUGHNESS, BACKSCATTERING, X BAND, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE