THE LAKE HURON DATA BASE: CHARACTERIZATION AND USE FOR EVALUATING MULTIFREQUENCY MONOPULSE TRACKING USING A MULTIPATH PROPAGATION MODEL

Authors
  1. Bosse, E.
  2. Turner, R.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This report has two objectives: (1) to describe in detail a unique multifrequency (8-12 GHz) 32-element array data base collected over Lake Huron; (2) to investigate the experimental performance of multifrequency phase monopulse using a model for specular multipath (called refined monopulse or RMONO because of its use of a "refined" propagation model). Tracking performance is compared with that obtained with phase monopulse averaged over the frequency agile bandwidth and with that obtained with the Refined Maximum Likelihood (RML) algorithm. The results show that for wide agile bandwidth (4 GHz centred on 10 GHz) and adequate number of frequencies (5), RMONO performs almost as well as RML and both perform much better than phase monopulse. However, phase monopulse compares more favorably with a smaller bandwidth (2 GHz) and fewer frequencies (3).
Report Number
DREO-1178 —
Date of publication
01 Jun 1993
Number of Pages
48
DSTKIM No
94-04675
CANDIS No
143925
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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