Accession Number : ADD001054

Title :   Radar Target Discrimination Method and Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Root,Lloyd W , Jr

Report Date : 13 Nov 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The patent describes a method of and apparatus for discriminating radar targets. The targets are illuminated by radar pulses having different characteristics. The pulses may be of different frequencies or polarizations, or may be of the same frequency, but time separated. The different characteristics cause echoes of different amplitudes, from a complex target. The ratio of amplitudes is determined, and a target which yields the largest ratio for a given signal characteristic is assumed to be the most complex target.

Descriptors :   *Target discrimination, *Radar equipment, Radar targets, Signal processing

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE