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Multipath data analysis and exploitation for the design of distributed radar systems
Author(s): Atindra K. Mitra; Philip Robinson; James LaRue; John Glett
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Paper Abstract

A description of the design parameters for a scaled RF environment is presented. This scaled RF environment was developed for purposes of simulating and investigating multipath phenomena in urban environments. A number of experiments were conducted with this scaled urban environment including a series of tests with eight spatially distributed receivers and one transmitter. Details with regard to the instrumentation system along with the measurement philosophy are provided. The primary focus of this paper is a detailed treatment of data analysis and exploitation techniques for the multipath data generated by this scaled RF environment. A portion of the material on multipath data analysis and exploitation is focused on developing techniques for identifying a optimum placement of receiver pairs for purposes of maximizing information content on a embedded target. In other words, data from the eight distributed receiver locations are analyzed and techniques are presented that allow for the selection of receiver pairs that provide the most information on targets that are embedded within the multipath environment. The last section of the paper discusses visualization and pseudo-imaging techniques for targets embedded in multipath environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6547, Radar Sensor Technology XI, 65470J (3 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.713943
Show Author Affiliations
Atindra K. Mitra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Philip Robinson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James LaRue, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John Glett, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6547:
Radar Sensor Technology XI
James L. Kurtz; Robert J. Tan, Editor(s)

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