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Low-elevation monopulse radar and tracking simulator (LEMRATS)
Author(s): Jeffrey E. Conte; Gordon William Groves; W. Dale Blair
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Paper Abstract

A simulation program is presented for studying the problem of tracking a low- flying target over the sea with an amplitude comparison monopulse radar. The simulation models the essential physical and logical processes involved in the tracking environment, which include specular and diffuse reflections from a spherical sea surface, target RCS scintillation, channel noise. Realistic monopulse angle measurements are generated by means of a four-lobe antenna model. The simulator allows easy substitution of the default radar-pointing and tracking algorithms by alternatives that the user may construct. Target trajectories and radar size, height, and frequency can be selected to study of the relative merits of various trade-offs. A common application is to put the simulator under the control of a driver that carries out multiple Monte Carlo experiments to test different parameter sets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2739, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing X, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241910
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey E. Conte, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Gordon William Groves, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
W. Dale Blair, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2739:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing X
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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