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On results using automated wideband instrumentation for radar measurements and characterization
Author(s): Mark A. Govoni; Traian Dogaru; Calvin Le; Kevin Sobczak
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Paper Abstract

Experiences are shared from a recent radar measurement and characterization effort. A regimented data collection procedure ensures repeatability and provides an expedited alternative to typical narrowband capabilities. Commercially-available instrumentation is repurposed to support wideband data collections spanning a contiguous range of frequencies from 700 MHz to 40 GHz. Utilizing a 4-port network analyzer, both monostatic and quasi-monostatic measurements are achievable. Polarization is varied by way of a custom-designed antenna mount that allows for the mechanical reorientation of the antennas. Computational electromagnetic modeling is briefly introduced and serves in validating the legitimacy of the collection capability. Data products presented will include high-range resolution profiles and inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10188, Radar Sensor Technology XXI, 1018806 (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263195
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Govoni, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Traian Dogaru, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Calvin Le, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kevin Sobczak, U.S. Army CERDEC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10188:
Radar Sensor Technology XXI
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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