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Title: Radar range measurements in the atmosphere.

Abstract

The earths atmosphere affects the velocity of propagation of microwave signals. This imparts a range error to radar range measurements that assume the typical simplistic model for propagation velocity. This range error is a function of atmospheric constituents, such as water vapor, as well as the geometry of the radar data collection, notably altitude and range. Models are presented for calculating atmospheric effects on radar range measurements, and compared against more elaborate atmospheric models.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1088100
Report Number(s):
SAND2013-1096
456401
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Doerry, Armin Walter. Radar range measurements in the atmosphere.. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1088100.
Doerry, Armin Walter. Radar range measurements in the atmosphere.. United States. doi:10.2172/1088100.
Doerry, Armin Walter. Fri . "Radar range measurements in the atmosphere.". United States. doi:10.2172/1088100. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1088100.
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abstractNote = {The earths atmosphere affects the velocity of propagation of microwave signals. This imparts a range error to radar range measurements that assume the typical simplistic model for propagation velocity. This range error is a function of atmospheric constituents, such as water vapor, as well as the geometry of the radar data collection, notably altitude and range. Models are presented for calculating atmospheric effects on radar range measurements, and compared against more elaborate atmospheric models.},
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year = {Fri Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2013},
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