20 August 2003 Radar-target signatures from MMW-measurement platform
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Automatic target detection (ATR) depends on the surrounding clutter as well as on the target signatures. Swiss DoD has established a measurement-platform in the W-Band frequency frame to generate the necessary data's . The wavelength of the W-Band is extreme smaller than the target dimension and the footprint of the antenna does not illuminate the entire target. This have the result, that the actual echo-signal correlates strongly to the view angle. The signature of a target is so complex for any evaluation, that it is necessary to create a statistic model with virtual scatters. As an example this model can be integrated in simulations of smart ammunition effectiveness. With data of a statistical model it is possible to: 1. to evaluate the object according its RCS. 2. to create the necessary camouflage-precaution against radar-seekers and check there efficiency. 3. Detection probabilities of a target in different clutter conditions. 4. to identify strong reflectors and thereby reduce the RCS value of the target.
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Christian Inaebnit, Christian Inaebnit, Marc-Andre John, Marc-Andre John, Uwe Aulenbacher, Uwe Aulenbacher, } "Radar-target signatures from MMW-measurement platform", Proc. SPIE 5077, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VI and Radar Sensor Technology VII, (20 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487785; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.487785

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