Accession Number : AD0756219

Title :   Simulation of a Digital Radar Landmass Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO DAYTONA BEACH FLA APOLLO AND GROUND SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Derby,Roger M.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The report summarizes work in simulating the Digital Radar Landmass Simulator (DRLMS) for evaluation purposes. The software produced under this contract is run on a computing facility to generate simulated radar images on a radar display. The work done consisted of two parts: production of a data base and simulation of the hardware's processing of this data base. In development of the data base, the contractor compressed government-supplied data, in a grid format, to an 'edges' representation. The edges are ridge and valley lines, in the case of terrain data, and reflectance boundaries for culture data. The algorithms used to achieve this representation are not to be construed as 'optimum'. They are, however, vehicles for studying a technique and can be easily modified by the user if desired.

Descriptors :   (*RADAR SCANNING, TERRAIN), (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, TERRAIN AVOIDANCE), (*NAVAL TRAINING, RADAR OPERATORS), SIMULATION, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE