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Nonlinear radar: a historical overview and a summary of recent advancements
Author(s): Gregory J. Mazzaro; Kyle A. Gallagher; Kelly D. Sherbondy; Anthony F. Martone
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Paper Abstract

A broad review of publications relevant to nonlinear radar is conducted. The principle-of-operation of nonlinear radar is summarized and applications for this technology are listed. Targets addressed by this type of radar follow a power-series model, and from this model a nonlinear radar range equation is derived. An extensive survey of publicly-available literature, including specifications for systems already tested, guides the design of harmonic radar for finding electronics. The authors have combined a stepped-frequency architecture with harmonic radar to create a system which is capable of imaging and tracking nonlinear targets with very high clutter rejection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2020
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 11408, Radar Sensor Technology XXIV, 114080E (5 May 2020);
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Gregory J. Mazzaro, The Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina (United States)
Kyle A. Gallagher, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kelly D. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Anthony F. Martone, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11408:
Radar Sensor Technology XXIV
Kenneth I. Ranney; Ann M. Raynal, Editor(s)

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