26 August 1998 Radar-acoustic interaction for IFF applications
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This paper describes the results of an internal development program (IDP) No. 97-1 conducted from August 1-October 1 1996 at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. The IDP program was implemented to establish theoretical relationships and verify the interaction between X-band radar waves and ultrasonic acoustics. Low cost, off-the-shelf components were used for the verification in order to illustrate the cost savings potential of developing and utilizing these systems. The measured data was used to calibrate the developed models of the phenomenology and to support extrapolation for radar systems which can exploit these interactions. One such exploitation is for soldier identification IFF and radar taggant concepts. The described IDP program provided the phenomenological data which is being used to extrapolate concept system performances based on technological limitations and battlefield conditions for low cost IFF and taggant configurations.
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James A. Saffold, James A. Saffold, Frank R. Williamson, Frank R. Williamson, Krishan Ahuja, Krishan Ahuja, Lawrence R. Stein, Lawrence R. Stein, Marjorie Muller, Marjorie Muller, "Radar-acoustic interaction for IFF applications", Proc. SPIE 3395, Radar Sensor Technology III, (26 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319448; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319448

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