Accession Number : ADD011456

Title :   An Electronically Controlled Array for Simulation of Passive Target/Background Signatures at Millimeter Wavelengths.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Green,A H , Jr ; Rast,G J , Jr

Report Date : 28 Nov 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A system is described for an electronically controlled array for the simulation of passive signatures and noise at millimeter wavelengths. The system can simulate passive background signatures and also superimpose radiation intensity variation to simulate either moving or stationary passive signatures of targets over or within the background. A single, non-varying source of millimeter waves provides the non-coherent radiation for illumination that is required for simulating passive signatures. A controlled array variably controls radiation intensity at each illumination point of the array. The non-varying source is concentrated at the focal axis of a parabolic reflector, providing a plane wave-front of radiated energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Passive systems, *Target signatures, Arrays, Control, Axes, Illumination, Millimeter waves, Noise, Parabolic antennas, Reflectors, Intensity, Radiation, Motion, Incoherence, Simulation, Stationary

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE