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Land clutter statistical model for millimeter-wave radar
Author(s): Gennady P. Kulemin
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Paper Abstract

The main computation relations for determination o MMW radar land clutter statistical characteristics are analyzed. Expressions for normalized RCS determination of different surface types and polarization features of backscattering signals are discussed. Spatial and temporal statistical characteristics of the quadrature components and the amplitudes of scattered signals are analyzed; the influence of spatial characteristics of real land terrain on the quadrature component and amplitude distributions is discussed. It is shown that the amplitude pdf is approximated by the Weibull's law and the distribution of quadrature components is described by the compound Gaussian law. The spatial distributions for different terrain types are presented. As result, the algorithms for radar clutter modeling at millimeter band of radiowaves are obtained taking into consideration the spatial statistics of natural land surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5077, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VI and Radar Sensor Technology VII, (20 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484875
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Gennady P. Kulemin, Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5077:
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VI and Radar Sensor Technology VII
Roger Appleby; Robert Trebits; David A. Wikner; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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