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17 December 1979 Military Systems Applications At Near-Millimeter Wavelengths
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The near-millimeter wavelength region (3.2mm - 0.3mm) is being investigated for military systems applications during adverse weather and in the presence of smokes, dust and other particulate clouds. The use of near-millimeter wavelengths (NMMW) has advantages and disadvantages relative to the use of the infrared and microwave regions. The atmosphere is a dominant factor in determining the operation of military systems in the NMMW region. Systems currently under consideration for NMMW applications include beam rider and command guidance, missile plume detectors, low-angle tracking radars, terminal homing systems, target acquisition radars, fuze systems, quasi-imaging radars and hybrid (IR/NMMW) systems. Recent NMMW technological developments (e. g., sources, receivers, components, phenomenology and measurements) have been advancing at a rapid pace to meet system needs.
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J. J. Gallagher, R. W. McMillan, and R. G. Shackelford "Military Systems Applications At Near-Millimeter Wavelengths", Proc. SPIE 0197, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V, (17 December 1979); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957992
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