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Derivation and validation of the nonlinear radar range equation
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Paper Abstract

The radar range equation for detecting targets using linear radar has been defined and derived many times for many different applications. The nonlinear radar range equation has been defined in the literature but a step by step derivation is lacking and no experimental validation has been shown. This paper starts with a nonlinear system model and provides simulated and experimental validation for the model. Once the model is validated, the model is used to derive the nonlinear radar range equation for nonlinear radar. Key differences between the linear and nonlinear radar range equation will be emphasized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9829, Radar Sensor Technology XX, 98290P (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224478
Show Author Affiliations
Kyle A. Gallagher, General Technical Services (United States)
Gregory J. Mazzaro, The Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina (United States)
Anthony F. Martone, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kelly D. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9829:
Radar Sensor Technology XX
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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