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Target detection and identification using a stepped-frequency ultrawideband radar
Author(s): Edward J. Rothwell; Kun Mu Chen; Dennis P. Nyquist; Adam Norman; G. Wallinga; Y. Dai
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Paper Abstract

Ultra-wideband radar systems provide great potential for radar target detection, identification and imaging through their inherent high-resolution capabilities. This paper considers two applications of a stepped-frequency ultra- wideband radar--detection of targets close to a disturbed sea surface, and imaging of airborne targets. A new technique for target detection is presented, based on the E- pulse concept and designed to eradicate the sea clutter signal while enhancing the target response. A simulation of a missile travelling above an evolving sea-water model is considered, and results are compared to measurements made in an anechoic chamber. Finally, the effects of signal bandwidth and bistatic angle on image resolution are explored, using a time-domain imaging identity with measured, band-limited signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2845, Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications, (5 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257228
Show Author Affiliations
Edward J. Rothwell, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Kun Mu Chen, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Dennis P. Nyquist, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Adam Norman, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
G. Wallinga, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Y. Dai, Michigan State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2845:
Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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