Accession Number : ADA289254

Title :   Polarization Sensitivity of Monopulse Radar Boresight Error Induced by Large, Ogive Radomes.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Kelce S.

PDF Url : ADA289254

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The dependence of Boresight Error (BSE) on incident Electric Field (E-Field) polarization tilt angle is investigated. BSE, defined as the angular difference between a target's actual and radar-indicated position, is influenced by the radome used to protect the antenna. A - reliable computer model for predicting the BSE of electrically large radar-radome systems has been demonstrated and used to investigate the dependence of radome-induced BSE for various combinations of scan angle, element polarization, and incident E-Field polarization. The analysis includes a development of a transmission/depolarization model to justify the results of the computer model. Results compare very well with empirical, published, and experimentally measured data for specific scan angle and polarization cases considered. Generally, BSE exhibits a noticeable dependence on E-Field polarization, except under limited scanning conditions for specific linearly polarized antenna apertures.

Descriptors :   *BORESIGHTING, *RADOMES, *FIRE CONTROL RADAR, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, GUIDED MISSILES, AIRCRAFT, THESES, ELECTRIC FIELDS, REFLECTION, POSITION FINDING, ERRORS, MONOPULSE RADAR, OGIVES, ANGLE OF INCIDENCE, RAY TRACING, ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE