Accession Number : ADA018041

Title :   Continuation of the Investigation of Multi-Frequency Radar Reflectivity and Radar Target Identification.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Jul 74-30 Jun 75,


Personal Author(s) : Moffatt,D. L. ; Rudduck,R. C. ; Chuang,C. W. ; Aas,J. A.

Report Date : JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This report summarizes research during the period July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975 under the contract on two technical objectives of the Air Force: improved detection and discrimination of radar targets and reduction of nonspecular scattering by wing geometries. The report is contained in two main sections. The first section outlines methods for deducing the complex natural resonances of arbitrary radar targets and the use of these resonances via predictor-correlator processing for detection and discrimination. Illustrative examples of both natural resonance extraction and discrimination are given for aircraft targets. The second section of the report summarizes the analysis of a loaded two-dimensional wind model for horizontal polarization. Hybrid techniques combining moment methods and the geometrical theory of diffraction are used and the loading consists of surface impedance patches. Examples of reduction of the nonspecular cross section are given. A 'folded dipole' like antenna is used as an alternate mechanism for controlling edge diffracted fields.

Descriptors :   *Radar targets, *Radar reflections, Backscattering, Reduction, Electromagnetic scattering, Target discrimination, Waveforms

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE