Accession Number : AD0787390

Title :   Frequency Agility and Radar Pointing Errors Due to Multipath.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AUBURN UNIV ALA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s) : Burks,David G. ; Poor,Harold V. ; Burrell,Zeb L. , III ; Graf,Edward R.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : A radar model for ground reflection multipath is described. The use of frequency agility in an environment where pointing errors are caused by multipath is demonstrated. The radar target is a collection of ellipsoids designed to approximate the surface of an aircraft. A statistically rough surface with a large and small roughness scale is used to model the terrain around the antenna. It is shown that frequency agility can be used to obtain uncorrelated errors at the different transmit frequencies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radar tracking, *Multipath transmission, *Frequency agility, Aiming, Errors, Electromagnetic scattering, Radar signals, Radar targets, Terrain, Models, Reflection, Earth(Planet), Computer programs, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE