EVALUATION OF A RADAR MOVING TARGET EXTRACTOR (MOTE)

This report contains performance results of a velocity filter, identified as a moving target extractor(MOTE), to minimize excessive radar return data rates from weather clutter with minimum reduction target detection criteria. The MOTE, part of a special processor, was operated in conjunction with the common digitizer(CD) equipment at Elwood, New Jersey. Tests of search radar report data, with and without the filter, employed clear-air and weather tapes which were processed by computer programs for comparison. An additional MOTE design, providing for enhancement of target detection, was tested with a limited number of sample weather tapes. Results of tests with low-intensity weather data showed a reduction in target detection of 4 percent, while false targets were reduced by 41 prercent. Test results from high-intensity weather data showed a reduction in target detection of 15 percent with false target reduction of 44 percent. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Delaney, R W
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-78-43, FAA-RD-78-124
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2002 12:00AM