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