Accession Number : ADA311771

Title :   Analyses of Millimeter Wave Radar Low-Angle Ground-Clutter Measurements for European-Like and Desert Environments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 92-May 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Wellman, Ronald ; Goldman, Geoff ; Silvious, Jeffrey ; Hutchins, David

PDF Url : ADA311771

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : This report describes millimeter wave ground based radar cross section measurements taken to support the SWOE JT&E program over two years. RCS measurements were made on selected ground clutter patches for one month and over another 43-day period at Camp Grayling, MI; and for 47 days at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ. Instruments collected data on meteorological conditions, solar flux, and soil moisture content. A wide range of atmospheric conditions was observed in Grayling over the measurement periods. The conditions in Yuma over the measurement period were relatively stable. In this report, we describe the variations in the ground based measured RCS of different clutter types over time and space for environmental conditions encountered during the three field tests. We have developed and will present an empirical model to describe these variations for the Yuma and Grayling II environments.

Descriptors :   *GROUND CLUTTER, MEASUREMENT, WEATHER, FLUX(RATE), FIELD TESTS, MOISTURE CONTENT, SOILS, SOLAR RADIATION, DESERTS, GRAZING ANGLES.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Guided Munitions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE