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Ultrawideband radar clutter measurements and analysis
Author(s): Michael T. Tuley; David M. Sheen; H. Dale Collins; Earl V. Sager; A. C. Schultheis
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the results of ultrawideband radar clutter measurements made by Battelle- Pacific Northwest Laboratories and the System Planning Corporation near Sequim, WA. The measurement area is a mountainous coniferous forest with occasional roads and clear-cut areas. Local grazing angles range from near zero to approximately 40 degree(s). Very limited data are also presented from measurements made in a desert-type terrain near Richland, WA. Two ultrawideband radar systems were employed in the data collection. An impulse system providing an approximate one nanosecond monocycle pulse (bandwidth of 300 MHz - 1000 MHz) acquired data over a 0.7 km2 area (121,000 resolution cells). A step chirp radar with the same total bandwidth as the impulse system collected data over a 6.2 km2 area (780,000 resolution cells), including the area sampled by the impulse system. Wideband TEM horn antennas (log-periodic antennas for the step chirp system) deployed on a 19 m horizontally scanned aperture were used for transmission and reception, providing a 1.5 degree(s) azimuth resolution at 300 MHz for both systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1875, Ultrahigh Resolution Radar, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145521
Show Author Affiliations
Michael T. Tuley, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
David M. Sheen, Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs. (United States)
H. Dale Collins, Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs. (United States)
Earl V. Sager, System Planning Corp. (United States)
A. C. Schultheis, System Planning Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1875:
Ultrahigh Resolution Radar
Roger S. Vickers, Editor(s)

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