Accession Number : ADD012631

Title :   Clutter Generator for Use in Radar Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lawrence,Gene W ; Davis,Thomas L

Report Date : 25 Nov 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The testing of radar systems is enhanced with the use of clutter generator that simulates realistic terrain echo returns which are provided in real-time. A fast array processor is used in combination with a Fourier Transform processor to produce a complex digital output having time, frequency and magnitude information corresponding to the composite echos from thousands of points. A digital-to-analog converter filters the output and a single-sideband mixer converts the digital output to a radio frequency signal. (Patents).

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SIGNAL GENERATORS, *GROUND CLUTTER, *SIMULATORS, GENERATORS, RADAR CLUTTER, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, OUTPUT, ARRAYS, HIGH RATE, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, RADAR EQUIPMENT, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTERS, ELECTRIC FILTERS, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, RADAR, TEST AND EVALUATION, RADIOFREQUENCY

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE