Accession Number : ADA190594
Title : Modification of the BLUEMAX II Terrain Following Model to Incorporate Radar Detection.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Hearrell, Jeffrey D
PDF Url : ADA190594
Report Date : Mar 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 94
Abstract : The objective of this thesis was to show that introducing radar detection characteristics into one of the post-processors to BLUEMAX II, a terrain following/terrain avoidance model, would decrease the number of detections by radar against a target. Additionally, it sought to decrease computer (CPU) run time. The objectives were met through the writing and implementation of two programs. DETECT and MAXMIN. A third program, TFTAEXP, was modified. The radar parameters used in program DETECT approximate the parameters of a tracking radar; the radar cross section values and the flight path that was used were provided by ASD/ENSSE. Results of several runs were compared to a base model that is currently in use at the Air Force Studies and Analysis Office. Washington, D.C. and by ASD/ENSSE, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
Descriptors : *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, *RADAR TRACKING, *TERRAIN FOLLOWING, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, FLIGHT PATHS, MODELS, OHIO, RADAR, TERRAIN, TERRAIN MODELS, REPRINTS
Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
Air Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE