MODELS OF MULTIPATH PROPAGATION EFFECTS IN A GROUND-TO-AIR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Models are developed for the electromagnetic propagation of diffuse and specular multipath for a surface-to-air ATC radar beacon link. The models take into account geometrical, topographical, electrical, and surface characteristics of the multipath propagation environment. The models are used to evaluate signal fading and azimuth estimation performance of a monopulse processor in a ground-based interrogator. The results are applied to assessing the performance of the DABS sensor. Conclusions and recommendations for experimental work are presented. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  USA  02173
  • Authors:
    • McGarty, T P
  • Publication Date: 1974-2-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 157 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TN-1974-7 Tech Note
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA-72-WAI-261, DOT-F19628-73-C-0002
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM