Accession Number : ADD004419

Title :   Polarization Radar Method and System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Van Etten,Paul

Report Date : 11 Oct 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A polarization radar method and system employs polarization discrimination to obtain target-to-clutter enhancement. The polarization of the radar is rotated at very fast rates. The polarization is rotated at least 360 deg during one pulse and discrimination is obtained with a single pulse operation. In the system, the receiver is tuned to a frequency that was not radiated by the radar's transmitting antenna. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Polarization, *Signal processing, *Radar equipment, Signal to noise ratio, Radar clutter, Bandpass filters, Phase shift circuits, Mixers(Electronics)

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE