Accession Number : ADA289152

Title :   Auto-Processing of OTH Radar Amplitude/Range/Doppler Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : RADEX INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Reynolds, D. S. ; Sales, G. S.

PDF Url : ADA289152

Report Date : 20 JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : A synoptic data collection effort was begun using the East Coast Radar System (ECRS), as part of Air Force investigations of equatorial ionospheric clutter. Due to the volume of data, an automatic processing scheme has been developed to characterize radar Doppler frequency spectra in terms of a small number of parameters. These parameters allow reconstruction of reasonable facsimiles of the original spectra, and facilitate a comprehensive statistical analysis. A data compression algorithm has also been implemented to provide smoothing and further data reduction. This report describes the compression and processing algorithms, and presents some results from the January, 1992 data campaign.

Descriptors :   *DATA ACQUISITION, *OVER THE HORIZON RADAR, ALGORITHMS, FREQUENCY, DATA PROCESSING, EQUATORIAL REGIONS, IONOSPHERE, AIR FORCE, COASTAL REGIONS, PARAMETERS, PROCESSING, DOPPLER RADAR, RADAR, SPECTRA, DATA REDUCTION, DATA COMPRESSION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RADAR CLUTTER, AUTOMATIC, DOPPLER EFFECT, EAST(DIRECTION).

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE