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Radiometric calibration of range-Doppler radar data
Author(s): A. W. Doerry
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Paper Abstract

We generally desire to relate radar data values to the Radar Cross Section (RCS) of a radar target echo. This is essential to selecting proper gain values in a radar receiver, maintaining dynamic range, and to properly interpret the resulting data and data products. Ultimately, this impacts proper radar design. We offer herein a basic analysis of relevant concepts and calculations to properly calibrate a monostatic radar’s echoes with respect to RCS, and to select appropriate receiver gain values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 11003, Radar Sensor Technology XXIII, 110031F (3 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2513725
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A. W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11003:
Radar Sensor Technology XXIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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