Monostatic radar signatures of significant classes of ground targets, in the time and frequency-domain

Stavros Papadopoulos*, Amit Kumar Mishra, Bernard Mulgrew

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The problem of characterizing the radar returns from complex man-made localized targets using airborne radar platforms has been and currently is a topic of tremendous interest. This paper presents results of modeling four generic types of ground targets, and analyzes the monostatic radar cross section (RCS) both in the frequency and the time domain. The recorded results reinforce the conclusion that in realistic situations return signals are complex enough to include higher order terms, other than the shifted in time and frequency replica of the transmitted signal. A mechanism is shown on how to estimate these higher order terms. The existence of these terms allows one to see how signals are structured in the time domain. This in turn may successfully lead in the development of suitable matched filters for the class of targets studied in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2006
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages96-99
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)2960055179, 9782960055177
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2006 - Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 13 Sept 200615 Sept 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2006

Conference

Conference3rd European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityManchester
Period13 Sept 200615 Sept 2006

Keywords

  • Airborne radar
  • Frequency domain analysis
  • Radar cross sections
  • Radar scattering
  • Time domain analysis

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