Accession Number : ADA307489

Title :   Impulse Radar Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Torres, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA307489

Report Date : 15 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 194

Abstract : Impulse radars are of interest because of their range resolution. As such they have been widely used in radar and remote sensing for target signature analysis and identification/classification. A comparison of an pulse waveform and a pulsed continuous waveform (CW) is analyzed. For each waveform, a Finite Difference Domain (FDTD) algorithm is used to obtain the radar cross section for three perfect conducting objects. It is shown that by having a larger frequency bandwidth, the impulse waveform is able to excite target resonances that cannot be excited by the pulsed CW waveform. Therefore, the impulse waveform provides greater resolution of an object.

Descriptors :   *TARGET RECOGNITION, *MONOPULSE RADAR, *TARGET CLASSIFICATION, ALGORITHMS, TARGET SIGNATURES, WAVEFORMS, THESES, HIGH RESOLUTION, FINITE DIFFERENCE THEORY, RESONANCE, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, REMOTE DETECTORS, RADAR SIGNALS, RADAR TARGETS, BANDWIDTH, TIME DOMAIN.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE