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Military Systems Applications At Near-Millimeter Wavelengths
Author(s): J. J. Gallagher; R. W. McMillan; R. G. Shackelford
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Paper Abstract

The near-millimeter wavelength region (3.2mm - 0.3mm) is being investigated for military systems applications during adverse weather and in the presence of smokes, dust and other particulate clouds. The use of near-millimeter wavelengths (NMMW) has advantages and disadvantages relative to the use of the infrared and microwave regions. The atmosphere is a dominant factor in determining the operation of military systems in the NMMW region. Systems currently under consideration for NMMW applications include beam rider and command guidance, missile plume detectors, low-angle tracking radars, terminal homing systems, target acquisition radars, fuze systems, quasi-imaging radars and hybrid (IR/NMMW) systems. Recent NMMW technological developments (e. g., sources, receivers, components, phenomenology and measurements) have been advancing at a rapid pace to meet system needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1979
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 0197, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V, (17 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957992
Show Author Affiliations
J. J. Gallagher, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
R. W. McMillan, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
R. G. Shackelford, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0197:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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