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Balloon Lofted Sphere As A Range Dependent Calibrated Target For Millimeter Wave Radar
Author(s): E. E. Martin
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Paper Abstract

The requirement for accurate measurements of radar cross section (RCS) at millimeter wave frequencies can only be met by careful calibration of the radars used in collecting these data. Georgia Tech has developed millimeter wave instrumentation radars specifically for the purpose of measuring RCS. Two of these radars operating at 35 and 95 GHz have sufficiently high power levels to allow RCS measurements of small targets at ranges up to several km. A balloon lofted sphere was used to calibrate these radars during a test at White Sands Missile Range. This paper describes the results of an experiment to determine the effect of interference between the sphere and the balloon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0791, Millimeter Wave Technology IV and RF Power Sources, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940802
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E. E. Martin, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0791:
Millimeter Wave Technology IV and RF Power Sources
James T. Coleman; James C. Wiltse, Editor(s)

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