Accession Number : ADA951597

Title :   INTERIM REPORT ON BASIC PULSE-RADAR MAXIMUM-RANGE CALCULATION.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : BLAKE, L. V.

Report Date : NOV 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Equations for calculation of pulse-radar maximum range are presented in forms convenient for practical calculation, together with a work-sheet form. Equations are given for evaluation of some of the range-equation factors, and curves and tables are presented for others. The problem to which this report is addressed is to determine the range at which a detectable signal will be received from a target of known statistical cross-section value under known propagation conditions. This is, of course, only a first step in constructing a complete operational theory of radar performance, but it is a necessary step. The emphasis of the report is on calculation of the range of pulse radars, and especially those whose antennas are not at a high elevation. Much of the material is useful, however, for calculation of the range of other classes of radars.

Descriptors :   *RADAR PULSES, *RANGE FINDING, *SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO, *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, RADAR ANTENNAS, RANGE(DISTANCE), COMPUTATIONS, THEORY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), VALUE, PROPAGATION, RADAR, CROSS SECTIONS, ANTENNAS, GAIN, RADIATION ATTENUATION, NOISE(RADAR).

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE