This user's manual documents the Advanced Refractive Effects Prediction System (AREPS) Version 1.0 software program. AREPS computes and displays radar probability of detection, propagation loss, signal-to-noise ratio, electronic support measures (ESM) vulnerability, and UHF/VHF communications capability versus range, height, and bearing from the transmitter. Refractivity data can be entered using several methods, including a fully automatic decoding of common World Meteorological Organization (WMO) codes from Internet homepages of many meteorological organizations. In addition, a 921-station worldwide upper-air climatology database is included within AREPS for assessment using climatological refractivity data. For each bearing, terrain elevation data may be automatically extracted from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED). The power of AREPS derives not only from its improved propagation model but also from its Windows 95/NT application; it makes full use of drop-down and pop-up menus, object linking and embedding (OLE) features such as file drag and drop and graphics export, and extensive on-line help with graphic examples.This usera#39;s manual documents the Advanced Refractive Effects Prediction System (AREPS) Version 1.0 software program.
|Title||:||Advanced Refractive Effects Prediction System (AREPS), Version 1.0 User's Manual|
|Author||:||Wayne Patterson, Space and naval warfare systems center san diego ca|