25 July 1989 Decoy discrimination using ground-based high power microwaves
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An inportant problem in strategic missile defense is discrimination between decoys and reentry vehicles. During midcourse flight, a ground-based HPM directed energy system could distinguishably modify (by a physical damage mechanism) the radar signature of decoys. A very large ground-based transmitting station imposes unique requirements on its phased array antenna and on the RPM sources which will power the array.
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James G. Small, James G. Small, Wilfried O. Eckhardt, Wilfried O. Eckhardt, Frank Chilton, Frank Chilton, } "Decoy discrimination using ground-based high power microwaves", Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951814; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951814

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