Accession Number : AD1022112


Title :   Survey of Radar Refraction Error Corrections


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Range Commanders Council White Sands Missile Range United States


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1022112.pdf


Report Date : 01 Nov 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This document introduces basic refraction error estimation for an electromagnetic wave propagating at radio frequencies through the earths atmosphere. Appendices contain descriptive material on the process, algorithms, and application of refraction correction methods to radar tracking data at each of the participating ranges. This document is a standalone document; however, it is intended as a prelude to the development of a standard for correcting of radio frequency refraction errors occurring in radar track measurements. As a prelude to the development of a standard for correcting of radio frequency (RF) refraction errors, the ETMG is surveying its member ranges to collect information on the processes and algorithms currently used for correcting these errors. This short document introduces basic refraction error estimation. The appendices to the document contain descriptive material on the process, algorithms, and application of refraction correction methods to radar tracking data at each of the participating ranges.


Descriptors :   Electromagnetic wave propagation , RADAR , ray tracing , radio frequency , MODELS , earth models , SURVEYS


Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Optics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE