Accession Number : ADP006373

Title :   Radar Ground Clutter Measurements and Models. Part 1. Spatial Amplitude Statistics,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Billingsley, J. B.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, we have collected a large multifrequency data base of radar ground clutter measurements from many sites. We employ our clutter data to develop clutter models. Of particular interest to us is the site-specific prediction of PPI ground clutter maps for ground-sited radars, that is, in simulating the spatial variation of ground clutter. This paper describes our measurements, and presents a statistical clutter model for spatial amplitude statistics based on depression angle, terrain type, RF frequency, and radar resolution.

Descriptors :   *RADAR, *GROUND CLUTTER, *TERRAIN ANALYSIS RADAR, AMPLITUDE, ANGLES, CLUTTER, DATA BASES, DEPRESSION ANGLES, FREQUENCY, GROUND CLUTTER, MAPS, MODELS, PREDICTIONS, SITES, STATISTICS, TERRAIN, VARIATIONS, MEASUREMENT, GROUND BASED, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, RADAR ANTENNAS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, TARGET DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE