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Nonlinear dynamics method for target identification
Author(s): Thomas L. Carroll; Frederic J. Rachford
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Paper Abstract

One may describe the effect of a radar or sonar target on an incoming signal as a filter which produces a scattered signal. Chaotic signals are very sensitive to the effect of filters, so a radar or sonar target imposes a unique signature on a scattered chaotic signal. In this paper we describe a method that uses the concept of phase space dimension to create a reference from a scattered chaotic signal. This reference becomes part of a library, and comparing an unknown scattered signal to this library can reveal which target caused a particular scattered signal. Because we are not imaging the target, this method can use signal with low range resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8021, Radar Sensor Technology XV, 80211I (21 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884473
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas L. Carroll, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Frederic J. Rachford, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8021:
Radar Sensor Technology XV
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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