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Coherent laser radar for target classification
Author(s): Wolfgang Kranz
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a method for classifying targets -- especially helicopters -- by evaluating their vibration signatures. The mechanical vibrations of the targets are mainly caused by all movements of engines, turbines, gears, etc. Different types of targets have different vibration spectra which were measured in field trials by an experimental coherent laser radar. The measured signals show the type characteristic vibration signatures. The signatures can be evaluated by mathematic algorithms. Therefore classification of noncooperative targets is feasible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1479, Surveillance Technologies, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44536
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Wolfgang Kranz, Siemens AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1479:
Surveillance Technologies
Sankaran Gowrinathan; Raymond J. Mataloni; Stanley J. Schwartz, Editor(s)

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