Accession Number : AD0755439

Title :   Radar Measurement of the Atmospheric Turbulence Structure Function.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jun 71-1 May 72,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV ILL LAB FOR ATMOSPHERIC PROBING

Personal Author(s) : Serafin,Robert J.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : Two methods for measuring the structure function are considered. The first employs conventional pluse Doppler signal processing while the second is intended for use with incoherent radars. Theoretical expressions are given for computing the mean square error of each method as a function of the measurement time and the Doppler spectral shape. An experimental laboratory simulation using the first model of the incoherent detector is described. The simulation results, analyzed with a digital computer, are shown to be in agreement with theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS), DOPPLER RADAR, RADAR SIGNALS, PROCESSING, SIMULATION, COHERENT RADAR, RADAR RECEIVERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, MODEL TESTS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, THESES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE