Accession Number : ADP005737

Title :   Mono- and Bistatic Radar Coverage Diagrams Including Diffractive Wave Propagation,

Corporate Author : FORCHUNGSINSTITUT DER DEUTSCHEN BUNDESPOST DARMSTADT (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Kuschel, Heiner

Report Date : NOV 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Coverage patterns of radar sites, providing information on the terrain masked situation of a radar, are of great importance, particularly for the detection of low flying targets. Digital terrain maps can be used as a powerful base for a computer supported calculation of highly reliable coverage patterns for different kinds if radar sites. Here, a digital terrain database, the Digital Landmass System (DLMS), having high horizontal and vertical resolution, is used to obtain optical coverage patterns, as well as physical coverage plots. Physical coverage calculations are based on the consideration of wave propagation phenomena such as diffraction and refraction using a multiple knife edge propagation model in combination with the above mentioned terrain database. Both, the propagation model and the terrain database have been verified by measurements.

Descriptors :   *BISTATIC RADAR, *MONOSTATIC RADAR, *TERRAIN MASKING, DIFFRACTION ANALYSIS, MAPPING, NATO.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE