RADAR PROPAGATION AND SIGNATURE ANALYSIS FOR MARITIME ENGAGEMENT SCENARIO ANTISHIP MISSILE SIMULATIONS

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Authors
  1. Carleton, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Prior Data Sciences Ltd, Kanata ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The first part of this report describes the regeneration of DREO supplied ship radar cross section (RCS) data with lookup tables. Lookup tables are used to store raw RCS, smoothed RCS and scintillation data of a ship RCS. In the second part of the report, sea clutter models were examined and a method of generating clutter maps is described. The effects of phase interference (glint and scintillation), multipath, and meteorological effects on radar propagation for one way paths, relevant to the software simulation, were investigated. Sea clutter was found to most frequently follow a log-normal or Rayleigh probability distribution, depending on sea state, radar wavelength and grazing angle. An efficient method of generating numerous statistical distributions for clutter is introduced. This algorithm along with the clutter map process, allows the user to alter weather, multipath and target data as discrete cells, over the entire radar coverage zone.
Keywords
Clutter maps;Lookup tables
Report Number
DREO-CR-1999-034;PRIOR-95-0038-K(F) — Contractor Report (Final)
Date of publication
30 Mar 1995
Number of Pages
51
DSTKIM No
99-00883
CANDIS No
510982
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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