5 November 1996 Target detection and identification using a stepped-frequency ultrawideband radar
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Ultra-wideband radar systems provide great potential for radar target detection, identification and imaging through their inherent high-resolution capabilities. This paper considers two applications of a stepped-frequency ultra- wideband radar--detection of targets close to a disturbed sea surface, and imaging of airborne targets. A new technique for target detection is presented, based on the E- pulse concept and designed to eradicate the sea clutter signal while enhancing the target response. A simulation of a missile travelling above an evolving sea-water model is considered, and results are compared to measurements made in an anechoic chamber. Finally, the effects of signal bandwidth and bistatic angle on image resolution are explored, using a time-domain imaging identity with measured, band-limited signals.
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Edward J. Rothwell, Edward J. Rothwell, Kun Mu Chen, Kun Mu Chen, Dennis P. Nyquist, Dennis P. Nyquist, Adam Norman, Adam Norman, G. Wallinga, G. Wallinga, Y. Dai, Y. Dai, } "Target detection and identification using a stepped-frequency ultrawideband radar", Proc. SPIE 2845, Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications, (5 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257228; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.257228


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