Accession Number : ADA195846

Title :   A Submillimeter Wavelength Space-Based Imaging Radar.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Manheimer, Wallace M

PDF Url : ADA195846

Report Date : 31 May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report considers the use of a submillimeter wavelength space-based imaging radar. The main application envisioned is midcourse decoy discrimination for strategic defense, for which it would have the capability of producing a series of images, in real time, at strategic ranges, with less than meter scale resolution and with modest power requirements. Undoubtedly, there are other applications. The requirements for a SAR and ISAR imaging radar at submillimeter wavelength are determined, and the prospect for the development of rf sources to power the radar is examined. Keywords: Space-based imaging radar, Submillimeter wavelength, Decoy discrimination, and SAR and ISAR imaging radar. (r.h.)

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE