Accession Number : ADP001105

Title :   An Approach to Radar Target Identification,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA ELECTROMAGNETICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hurst,M. P. ; Mittra,R. ; Lee,S. W.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : At the operating frequencies of most surveillance radars, air-borne targets are large compared to a wavelength, and their RCS characteristics can, therefore, be described in terms of returns from scattering centers. If the spatial distribution and relative strengths of these scattering centers can be determined, the target can be identified by comparison with data for known targets. The method proposed here enables one to extract this information from RCS data gathered noncoherently within a modest bandwidth. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radar cross sections, *Electromagnetic scattering, *Radar targets, *Target recognition, Aerial targets, Spatial distribution, Bandwidth, Strength(General), Surveillance, Radar, Scattering, Targets, Identification, Airborne, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE