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Wideband polarimetric 2-D ISAR for cooperative targets
Author(s): Ernst Krogager
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Paper Abstract

The paper is about the design and working principles of an experimental polarimetric ISAR system for measuring two-dimensional polarimetric radar signatures of aircraft in dynamic operational environments. The system is based on targets equipped with a coherent transponder for generating a reference signal which upon reception is used in the receiver to compensate for non-linearity in the VCO-generated linear-FM signal, as well as for performing the required motion compensation with optimum accuracy. The system makes it possible to study 2-D polarimetric ISAR in an "ideal" situation, where the limitations are due to factors other than motion compensation. Preliminary results demonstrating the functionality of the system are included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1630, Synthetic Aperture Radar, (12 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59004
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Ernst Krogager, Danish Defence Research Establishment (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1630:
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Richard D. McCoy; Martin E. Tanenhaus, Editor(s)

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