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Giant enhanced backscattering in laser radar signatures
Author(s): Zu-Han Gu; Richard Sam Dummer; Paul McKenna; Alexei A. Maradudin; Jeffrey A. Estep
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Paper Abstract

Due to underestimation of rough surface scattering at retro-reflection direction, consideration of enhanced backscattering (i.e. opposition effect) can be critically important in developing laser radar signatures. This is illustrated by the comparison of two signature models of the same airplane--one developed using bidirectional reflectance measurement data at one degree from the retro-direction, and the other developed from monostatic measurement data at true retro-direction. The unique instrument used to obtain the laser reflectance data, the reflectance data itself, and the software ensemble used to develop the signature are described and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2271, Industrial Applications of Laser Radar, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188143
Show Author Affiliations
Zu-Han Gu, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
Richard Sam Dummer, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
Paul McKenna, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
Alexei A. Maradudin, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Jeffrey A. Estep, Air Force Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2271:
Industrial Applications of Laser Radar
Gary W. Kamerman; William E. Keicher, Editor(s)

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