7 June 1996 Low-elevation monopulse radar and tracking simulator (LEMRATS)
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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.
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Jeffrey E. Conte, Jeffrey E. Conte, Gordon William Groves, Gordon William Groves, W. Dale Blair, W. Dale Blair, } "Low-elevation monopulse radar and tracking simulator (LEMRATS)", Proc. SPIE 2739, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing X, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241910; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.241910
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