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Millimeter Wave Polarimetric Background Measurements
Author(s): H. B. Wallace; R. A. McGee
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Paper Abstract

Millimeter wave sensor research over the past years has been directed toward the development of a feature space for targets and background that is disjoint over a broad range of parameters. The results have been mixed at best. The BRL program is directed toward the investigation of the polarization and frequency characteristics of various types of background. The data would be collected so as to provide both systems engineers and systems analysts a useful and general set of millimeter wave background maps for development of performance estimates of current and proposed weapon systems. This paper highlights some of the key features of the instrumentation and measurement parameters which the authors believe to be important in establishing the polarization and frequency characteristics of both benign and hostile terrain backgrounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0544, Millimeter Wave Technology III, (24 October 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948268
Show Author Affiliations
H. B. Wallace, U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory (United States)
R. A. McGee, U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0544:
Millimeter Wave Technology III
James C. Wiltse, Editor(s)

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