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Decoy discrimination using ground-based high power microwaves
Author(s): James G. Small; Wilfried O. Eckhardt; Frank Chilton
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Paper Abstract

An inportant problem in strategic missile defense is discrimination between decoys and reentry vehicles. During midcourse flight, a ground-based HPM directed energy system could distinguishably modify (by a physical damage mechanism) the radar signature of decoys. A very large ground-based transmitting station imposes unique requirements on its phased array antenna and on the RPM sources which will power the array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951814
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James G. Small, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)
Wilfried O. Eckhardt, Eckhardt Consulting (United States)
Frank Chilton, Chilton Consultants, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1061:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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