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Decoy Discrimination Using Ground-Based High-Power Microwaves
Author(s): Wilfried O Eckhardt; James G Small; Frank Chilton
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Paper Abstract

One of the important problems of strategic missile defense is discrimination between decoys and reentry vehicles (RVs). During midcourse flight, a ground-based HPM system could modify (by a physical damage mechanism) the radar cross section and/or the velocity of decoys (and decoy-camouflaged RVs), characteristics that are easily observable by microwave and optical radars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation, (9 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965087
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Wilfried O Eckhardt, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)
James G Small, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
Frank Chilton, Chilton Consultants, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0873:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation
Norman Rostoker, Editor(s)

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