Accession Number : ADA101208

Title :   Investigation of Terrain Bounce Electronic Countermeasure

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Strasser, Nancy C.

PDF Url : ADA101208

Report Date : DEC 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : 'Terrain Bounce' is an electronic countermeasure intended to defeat Amplitude Comparison Monopulse Tracking. In this paper the countermeasure technique is described and its theoretical basis is developed. The two-target tracking problem, the Doppler offset and spreading of the ground-reflected signal, and a model for reflection from rough terrain are presented. A methodology is developed for analyzing the Terrain Bounce problem. The theory is applied to a typical Terrain Bounce geometry, and the resulting jammer requirements are derived.

Descriptors :   *TERRAIN, *MONOPULSE RADAR, *ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, REQUIREMENTS, TRACKING, THESES, TARGETS, JAMMING, DOPPLER SYSTEMS, ROUGHNESS, COUNTERMEASURES.

Subject Categories : Countermeasures
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE