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Low-Angle Radar Land Clutter - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781891121166, 9780815518211

Low-Angle Radar Land Clutter

1st Edition

Author: J. Barrie Billingsley
eBook ISBN: 9780815518211
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1990
Page Count: 721
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Description

A necessary reference for all radar engineers or analysts including many levels of managers, advisors and decision makers in the U.S. and worldwide radar industry. Directly useful in both military (DOD) and civilian (FAA) applications. The result of 20 years of research at MIT Lincoln Lab, this book is of the most significant tehcnological consequence for the industry. It actually solves the problem of low angle radar land clutter by showing the reader how to design and predict the performance of radars that operate in situations where land clutter prevalent.

Radar land clutter constitutes the unwanted radar echoes returned from the earth's surface that compete against and interfere with the desired echoes returned by targets such as aircraft and other moving and stationary targets. The ability to accurately predict the effects of land clutter in surface radar has been an unsolved problem for many years. This book is comprehensive in addressing the topic, containing many interrelated results, each important in its own right. It unifies and integrates all the results so as to create a comprehensive, innovative, and unequaled work.

The results of this book directly enable the reader to predict land clutter effects in surface radar. Modern military aircraft deliberately fly low to hide their presence from radars that are also dealing with land clutter. Depending on the terrain, the performance of the radar varies greatly from very good to very poor. This book helps radar engineers provide accurate assessments of ground clutter, thus bringing their ability to detect and operate against low flying aircraft to a much higher and much more consistent level.

Readership

Engineers or analysts including many levels of managers, advisors and decision makers in the U.S. and worldwide radar industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
    Introduction
    Historical Review
    Clutter Measurements at Lincoln Laboratory
    Clutter Prediction at Lincoln Laboratory
    Scope of Book
    Organization of Book
    References
    2. Preliminary X-Band Clutter Measurements
    Introduction
    Phase Zero Clutter Measurements
    The Nature of Low-Angle Clutter
    X-Band Clutter Spatial Amplitude Statistics
    Summary
    References
    3. Repeat Sector Clutter Measurements
    Introduction
    Multifrequency Clutter Measurements
    Fundamental Effects in Low-Angle Clutter
    Mean Land Clutter Strength versus Frequency by Terrain Type
    Dependencies of Mean Land Clutter Strength with Radar Parameters
    Higher Moments and Percentiles in Measured Land Clutter Spatial Amplitude Distributions
    Effects of Weather and Season
    Summary
    References
    4. Approaches to Clutter Modeling
    Introduction
    An Interim Angle-Specific Clutter Model
    Non-Angle-Specific Modeling Considerations
    Terrain Visibility and Clutter Occurrence
    Discrete versus Distributed Clutter
    Temporal Statistics, Spectra and Correlation
    Summary
    References
    5. Multifrequency Land Clutter Modeling Information
    Introduction
    Derivation of Clutter Modeling Information
    Land Clutter Coefficients for General Terrain
    Land Clutter Coefficients for Specific Terrain Types
    PPI Clutter Map Simulation
    Summary
    References
    6. Windblown Clutter Spectral Measurements
    Introduction
    Exponential Windblown Clutter Spectral Model
    Measurement Basis for Exponential Clutter Spectral Model
    Use of Exponential Clutter Spectral Model
    Impact on MTI and STAP
    Historical Review
    Summary
    References
    Index

Details

No. of pages:
721
Language:
English
Copyright:
© William Andrew 1990
Published:
31st December 1990
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9780815518211

About the Author

J. Barrie Billingsley

Affiliations and Expertise

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MA, USA

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