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Integration of radio-frequency transmission and radar in general software for multimodal battlefield signal modeling
Author(s): Kenneth K. Yamamoto; Nathan J. Reznicek; D. Keith Wilson
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Paper Abstract

The Environmental Awareness for Sensor and Emitter Employment (EASEE) software, being developed by the U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), provides a general platform for predicting sensor performance and optimizing sensor selection and placement in complex terrain and weather conditions. It incorporates an extensive library of target signatures, signal propagation models, and sensor systems. A flexible object-oriented design supports efficient integration and simulation of diverse signal modalities. This paper describes the integration of modeling capabilities for radio-frequency (RF) transmission and radar systems from the U. S. Navy Electromagnetic Propagation Integrated Resource Environment (EMPIRE), which contains nearly twenty different realistic RF propagation models. The integration utilizes an XML-based interface between EASEE and EMPIRE to set inputs for and run propagation models. To accommodate radars, fundamental improvements to the EASEE software architecture were made to support active-sensing scenarios with forward and backward propagation of the RF signals between the radar and target. Models for reflecting targets were defined to apply a target-specific, directionally dependent reflection coefficient (i.e., scattering cross section) to the incident wavefields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8752, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VIII, 875203 (29 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018182
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth K. Yamamoto, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
Nathan J. Reznicek, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
D. Keith Wilson, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8752:
Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VIII
Eric J. Kelmelis, Editor(s)

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