Accession Number : AD0800429

Title :   WIDE BANDWIDTH BASELINE RADAR STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 21 Mar-30 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA MOORESTOWN NJ MISSILE AND SURFACE RADAR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Martinson, L. W. ; Perry, R. P. ; Smith, W. I.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The Wide Bandwidth Baseline Radar study was originally intended to provide the ASFIR Interferometer system with a wide bandwidth signal capability. A large part of the work described here was directed toward that goal. This report considers: Tradeoffs in the implementation of signal processing versus communication system bandwidth. An economical approach is considered. Processing gain achievable through the use of various postdetection smoothing techniques. Second degree polynomial smoothing is most applicable. The nature of data from a wide baseline system. In particular, relationships are derived for the accuracy of the location of the scatterers as a function of baseline lengths. Design considerations for the ASFIR wideband transmitter are provided from an early study, performed before the shift in emphasis to the Floyd Site. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BISTATIC RADAR, PULSE COMPRESSION), BROADBAND, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, RADAR STATIONS, SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO, INTERFEROMETERS, RADAR TRANSMITTERS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, POLYNOMIALS, S BAND, RADAR RECEIVERS, MONOSTATIC RADAR, RANGE(DISTANCE), RADAR SIGNALS, TRAVELING WAVE TUBES, RADIO INTERFEROMETERS.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE