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Point scatterers in radar imaging
Author(s): Peter N. R. Stoyle
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Paper Abstract

In ISAR imaging, a Point Scatterer mechanism is frequently invoked, implicitly or explicitly. This paper looks at which categories of EM scattering give rise, in effect, to point scatterer type of return. We find that there are a number of different types of point scattering returns. Such an examination is also relevant to the adequacy of point scatterer models (PSM) which have sometimes been used for modeling aircraft or ships. Another important question is how point scatterers can be recognized as such. Finally the impact of point scatterer assumptions on ISAR autofocus methods will be briefly assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3462, Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications III, (14 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326745
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Peter N. R. Stoyle, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3462:
Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications III
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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