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A new phase space method for target discrimination
Author(s): Frederic J. Rachford; Thomas L. Carroll
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a method for radar/sonar target discrimination employing techniques from non-linear dynamics. We demonstrate our method by simulating radar scattering from four similar targets where the radar wavelength and bandwidth resolution is on the order of the target size. We find that this method results in a high probability of target discrimination even in the presence of large amplitude noise and spurious clutter. We also present experimental data for acoustic wave scattering from two similarly sized targets. This bench top data was taken in the presence of large random noise and clutter. The identification method is shown to work over a wide range of angles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8361, Radar Sensor Technology XVI, 83610U (3 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918258
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Frederic J. Rachford, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas L. Carroll, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8361:
Radar Sensor Technology XVI
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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