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Radar-target signatures from MMW-measurement platform
Author(s): Christian Inaebnit; Marc-Andre John; Uwe Aulenbacher
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Paper Abstract

Automatic target detection (ATR) depends on the surrounding clutter as well as on the target signatures. Swiss DoD has established a measurement-platform in the W-Band frequency frame to generate the necessary data's . The wavelength of the W-Band is extreme smaller than the target dimension and the footprint of the antenna does not illuminate the entire target. This have the result, that the actual echo-signal correlates strongly to the view angle. The signature of a target is so complex for any evaluation, that it is necessary to create a statistic model with virtual scatters. As an example this model can be integrated in simulations of smart ammunition effectiveness. With data of a statistical model it is possible to: 1. to evaluate the object according its RCS. 2. to create the necessary camouflage-precaution against radar-seekers and check there efficiency. 3. Detection probabilities of a target in different clutter conditions. 4. to identify strong reflectors and thereby reduce the RCS value of the target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5077, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VI and Radar Sensor Technology VII, (20 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487785
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Inaebnit, Defence Procurement Agency (Switzerland)
Marc-Andre John, Defence Procurement Agency (Switzerland)
Uwe Aulenbacher, Ingenieurbüero für Sensorik und Signalverarbeitung (Germany)

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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