Accession Number : ADA136771

Title :   MASK: A Tactical Aid for Planning Air Strikes against Radar Defended Land Targets.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McKinney,D B

PDF Url : ADA136771

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 182

Abstract : This thesis presents an interactive computer program called MASK which generates radar and optical line-of-sight coverage envelopes based on terrain masking and refractive propagation effects. MASK is designed primarily as an aid in planning air strikes against radar defended land targets and has additional applications to air defense network planning. A large digital terrain data base provides extensive coverage of potential areas of interest to the tactical planner. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft defense systems, *Terrain masking, *Concealment, *Penetration aids, *Air strikes, Computer programs, Surface targets, Interactions, Radar targets, Refractive index, Land areas, Atmospheric refraction, Defense systems, Line of sight, Flight paths, Display systems, Flow charting, Propagation, Radar, Theses

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE