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Wideband, Phase Coded Millimeter Wave Instrumentation Radar
Author(s): William E. Keicher; Henry E. Zieman
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Paper Abstract

A wideband, biphase coded, cw millimeter wave instrumentation radar has been constructed to obtain both unresolved and resolved radar cross section data of tactical vehicles and naval vessels. The radar operates at 95.6GHz with a selectable pseudo-noise code waveform which allows a variable range resolution and range ambiguity. The radar azimuth-elevation scanner is controlled by a microprocessor. Various scan patterns (e.g., raster) are stored in erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM). A "sliding code" signal correlation is used to obtain processing gain as well as bandwidth compression in order to simplify signal recording and digitizing. Radar performance is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0337, Millimeter Wave Technology I, (22 October 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.965936
Show Author Affiliations
William E. Keicher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Henry E. Zieman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0337:
Millimeter Wave Technology I
William E. Keicher; Ronald R. Parenti, Editor(s)

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