Accession Number : ADA304159

Title :   The Effects of Resolution and other Factors on Target Acquisition Performance Using Simulated Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 94-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : LOGICON TECHNICAL SERVICES INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : See, Judi E. ; Kuperman, Gilbert G.

PDF Url : ADA304159

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors offer all-weather and stand-off range capabilities when employed against target acquisition tasks. SAR may be used by attack, surveillance, and/or reconnaissance platforms to detect, locate, track, and identify mobile targets such as theater ballistic missile launch vehicles. Operator performance with SAR varies as a function of sensor resolution, sensor employment geometry (grazing angle), and overall scene clutter. This study manipulated these variables through the generation of controlled simulated SAR imagery.

Descriptors :   *TARGET ACQUISITION, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, GUIDED MISSILES, ANGLES, DETECTORS, STANDOFF, EMPLOYMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), RESOLUTION, MOVING TARGETS, PLATFORMS, MOBILE, IMAGES, GEOMETRY, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), RECONNAISSANCE, GRAZING.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE