Accession Number : AD0779252

Title :   Observed Statistical Behavior of Radar Moon Echo Signals.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Abella,Lorenzo J.

Report Date : 02 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The observed statistical behavior of radar Moon echo signals at a transmitted radio frequency of 138.6 MHz has been analyzed. The results of the data analysis are in terms of plots for averaged Moon echoes, ensemble autocorrelation functions, and sample probability density functions at a fixed range. An empirical modeling of the data was attempted by curve fitting the results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radar astronomy, *Radar reflections, *Moon, Signal processing, Statistical analysis, Curve fitting, Probability density functions

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE