Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

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This thesis presents a study made to investigate problems involved in the design of certain radar augmentation devices. The task arose from the requirement to add realistic simulation of radar reflection characteristics to drone targets during an evaluation of the performance capability of the Falcon missile, conducted by Hughes Aircraft Company at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. In addition to performing a mathematical analysis of the problem, the author who asked to design and build equipment which would present a visual demonstration of the reflection activities. The necessary definition of radar properties and a description of the test equipment are included along with the results in this report. Some comments are also made on the possible future application of this equipment to the study of scintillation phenomena.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Hans Werner Gschwind

Second Committee Member

Wellington Wesley Koepsel

Third Committee Member

Arnold Herman Koschmann