Accession Number : ADD005900

Title :   Radar Set Sensitive to Target Shape.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dunn,Ralph L

Report Date : 08 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The circuitry includes a pulse radar set including a transmitter and a first receiver which share a common antenna which is arranged to both launch and receive plane polarized waves at 45 degree to the earth's surface. A second antenna and receiver are arranged to respond only to target echoes polarized orthogonally to those transmitted. Means are provided to measure and compare the amplitudes of the target echoes which arrive with the two orthogonal polarizations and the shape of the target can be inferred from such measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radar transmitters, *Radar receivers, *Circuits, *Target echoes, *Target recognition, Radar pulses, Radar antennas, Plane geometry, Polarization, Amplitude

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE