
Accession Number : ADA951597
Title : INTERIM REPORT ON BASIC PULSERADAR MAXIMUMRANGE 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 pulseradar maximum range are presented in forms convenient for practical calculation, together with a worksheet form. Equations are given for evaluation of some of the rangeequation 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 crosssection 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