Accession Number : AD0858464

Title :   Microwave Radiometer Measurement Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Peake, W. H.

Report Date : 29 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 340

Abstract : Methods are given for determining the output of microwave radiometer systems. Measurements of the microwave brightness temperature and backscattering from terrain surfaces are described, and models for computing the brightness of a variety of surface types are reviewed. The effects of system parameters (e.g. beamwidth) and target properties (i.e. the definition of thermal centroid; the variations in background brightness etc.) on system performance are discussed and applied to a dual beam radiometer position finder. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, RADIOMETERS), MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, BRIGHTNESS, BACKGROUND, TERRAIN, POSITION FINDING, RADAR TARGETS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE