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Instantaneous stepped-frequency, non-linear radar part 2: experimental confirmation
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Last year, we presented the theory behind “instantaneous stepped-frequency, non-linear radar”. We demonstrated through simulation that certain devices (when interrogated by a multi-tone transmit signal) could be expected to produce a multi-tone output signal near harmonics of the transmitted tones. This hypothesized non-linear (multitone) response was then shown to be suitable for pulse compression via standard stepped-frequency processing techniques. At that time, however, we did not have measured data to support the theoretical and simulated results. We now present laboratory measurements confirming our initial hypotheses. We begin with a brief description of the experimental system, and then describe the data collection exercise. Finally, we present measured data demonstrating the accurate ranging of a non-linear target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9829, Radar Sensor Technology XX, 98291P (12 May 2016);
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Kenneth Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Gregory Mazzaro, The Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina (United States)
Kyle Gallagher, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Anthony Martone, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kelly Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Ram 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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