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Inverse synthetic aperture radar imagery of a man with a rocket propelled grenade launcher
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Paper Abstract

As the Army moves toward more lightly armored Future Combat System (FCS) vehicles, enemy personnel will present an increasing threat to U.S. soldiers. In particular, they face a very real threat from adversaries using shoulder-launched, rocket propelled grenade (RPG). The Army Research Laboratory has utilized its Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) turntable facility to collect very high resolution, fully polarimetric Ka band radar data at low depression angles of a man holding an RPG. In this paper, we examine the resulting low resolution and high resolution range profiles; and based on the observed radar cross section (RCS) value, we attempt to determine the utility of Ka band radar for detecting enemy personnel carrying RPG launchers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5410, Radar Sensor Technology VIII and Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VII, (12 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542558
Show Author Affiliations
Chi N. Tran, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Roberto Innocenti, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Getachew Kirose, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth I. Ranney, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Gregory Smith, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5410:
Radar Sensor Technology VIII and Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VII
Robert Trebits; Roger Appleby; David A. Wikner; James L. Kurtz; Neil N. Salmon, Editor(s)

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