Accession Number : AD0773851

Title :   NARAL Clutter and Propagation Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 72-Sep 73,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE N Y ELECTRONICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Humphrey,L. C. ; Roberts,C. R. ; Wingrove,E. R. ; Younger,C.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : 3-333*Radar signals, Scattering, Radar clutter, Troposphere, Ionospheric propagation, Ground level, Aurorae, RainAn experimental program that yields basic propagation and clutter data, using the NARAL radar (and other RADC high performance radars) is described. The resultant data can be used to determine the environmental limits to the capability of high performance radars. A collection of experiments which provide the data required to determine these environmental limitations, is presented. These experiments are of three categories: (1) Tropospheric; (2) Ionospheric; and (3) Ground and Miscellaneous Scatter. Each experiment contains the pertinent analysis and experimental requirements, and a description of the basic concept. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Radar signals, Scattering, Radar clutter, Troposphere, Ionospheric propagation, Ground level, Aurorae, Rain

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE