Accession Number : ADA310808

Title :   Simulation of a Dynamic Aircraft Radar Signature.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sacchini, Joseph J.

PDF Url : ADA310808

Report Date : 03 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This report describes a package which simulates the dynamic radar signatures a radar receiver would expect when tracking a moving target such as an aircraft or a missile. The package consists of several MATLAB codes. The basic engagement simulated is a radar, such as seen on a fully active missile seeker, engaging a target such as an aircraft. The static scattering characteristics of the target are required as an input to the package. The package then simulates the radar-target engagement dynamics modeling the target motion and the physical target vibrations which effect the signature the radar receives. The outputs of the package are the scattered electric field, the Doppler shift, and the angular tracking error, or glint, all as seen by the radar. This package is meant to aid a hardware-in-the-loop simulation of a radar-target engagement.

Descriptors :   *RADAR RECEIVERS, *RADAR SIGNATURES, INPUT, OUTPUT, SIMULATION, ANGLES, SCATTERING, VIBRATION, AIRCRAFT, DYNAMICS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MOVING TARGETS, TRACKING, ELECTRIC FIELDS, TARGETS, ERRORS, HOMING DEVICES, STATICS, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, GLINT, DOPPLER EFFECT.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE