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18 December 1996 95-GHz millimeter wave radar
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Abstract
Recent advances in MMW solid-state technology, combined with state-of-the-art quasi-optical feed elements, have made possible upgrades to an instrumentation radar in the W-band. Mixer diodes capable of cryogenic operation have led to a reduction in the receiver noise figure, and a Gunn-effect diode amplifier has boosted transmit power. Application of Gaussian beam optics has provided a reduction in transmit and receive losses, while increasing transmit/receive isolation and power handling capability. In all, an improvement of almost two orders of magnitude is ought, yielding the capability to provide metric tracking and range-Doppler imaging on a variety of important targets.
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J. C. McHarg, Mohamed D. Abouzahra, and R. F. Lucey "95-GHz millimeter wave radar", Proc. SPIE 2842, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III, (18 December 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262772
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