Accession Number : ADP000377

Title :   Remote Sensing of Ocean Waves by Surface Contour Radar,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WALLOPS ISLAND VA WALLOPS FLIGHT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Walsh,Edward J.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The Surface Contour Radar (SCR), developed jointly by NASA Wallops Flight Center (WFC) and the Naval Research Laboratory, is an airborne, computer-controlled 36 GHz bistatic radar that produces a real-time topographical map of the surface beneath the aircraft. The SCR, described in detail by Kenney et al. (1979), was designed to measure the directional wave spectra of the ocean surface. Of the remote sensing instruments described in these proceedings, the SCR operates by the simplest measurement concept and offers the greatest ease of data interpretation, since it involves a direct range measurement.

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, *Bistatic radar, K band, Airborne, Spectra, Spectrum analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE