Accession Number : ADA315274

Title :   Target Identification and Detection Using Impulse Radars or Ultra-Wideband Radars.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 93-31 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Chen, Kun-Mu ; Nyquist, Dennis P. ; Rothwell, Edward

PDF Url : ADA315274

Report Date : 31 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 219

Abstract : The objectives of this research program are to study the feasibility and to develop schemes for using an ultra-wideband or short-pulse (UWB/SP) radar to (1) detect a target in a sea clutter environment and (2) identify airborne targets. For the first topic, we have conducted a theoretical and experimental study of the transient scattering of a short pulse from sea surfaces of various models and the application of the E-pulse technique to detect a target flying above a disturbed sea surface. For the second topic, we have developed the schemes of target identification using the E-pulse technique, the neural network method, the time-domain imaging and some other related methods. This report summarizes many significant results which may be useful in the design of future UWB/SP radars.

Descriptors :   *RADAR, *IDENTIFICATION, *BROADBAND, *TARGET DETECTION, *SHORT PULSES, NEURAL NETS, OCEAN SURFACE, TARGET RECOGNITION, IMAGES, AERIAL TARGETS, TIME DOMAIN, OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS, SEA CLUTTER.

Subject Categories : Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE