Accession Number : ADP003474

Title :   Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulation,

Corporate Author : SINGER CO SUNNYVALE CA LINK FLIGHT SIMULATION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Szabo,N.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : During the 1980's, a new generation of airborne radar systems will become operational. These radars will have a number of new capabilities, but their synthetic apertures will have the greatest impact on simulation of the system since they provide a tenfold increase in resolution. Increased radar landmass simulator resolution is not the only problem implied by this increase. In particular, the sparsity of the DMA data bases presents a challenge in the generation of realistic images. Other new requirements include the simulation of anomalies caused by the Doppler mapping. For the last two years, Link has conducted an R&D program to explore the requirements of these new generation radars. This paper reports on the results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Synthetic aperture radar, *Simulation, Data bases, Image processing, Anomalies, Doppler systems, Mapping, Resolution, Airborne, Simulators, Missions, Military aircraft, Military applications, Modification, Training, Requirements, Operational effectiveness

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE