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Studies on carrier-free (or ultra-wideband) radar performance under clutter and stealth-target environments

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Date Issued:
1996
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This thesis is concerned with the use of ultra-wideband radar detection specific to the following target and background considerations. (1) Statistical attributes of the RCS models of stealth-targets illuminated by ultra-wideband radars. (2) Analysis of radar echo signatures of low flying stealth-targets with a background of sea-clutter and illuminated by an ultra-wideband radar. (3) Analysis of impulse echoes from simple (planar) surface(s) coated with a radar absorbing material (RAM). The first problem refers to the elucidation of Swerling-Marcum type classifications of RCS fluctuation(s) to characterize the stochastical aspects of the echoes from stealth-targets illuminated by an impulse from an ultra-wideband radar. In the second analysis, performance of a radar receiver configuration, using the log-likelihood function of the signal received from a stealth target flying at low altitude over the sea-surface is predicted. The third effort addressed provides analytical representations in time-domain of echoes from planar surface(s) coated with RAM's for normal incidence of ultra-wideband short pulse illumination.
Title: Studies on carrier-free (or ultra-wideband) radar performance under clutter and stealth-target environments.
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Name(s): Mendivil, Edwin David.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
De Groff, Dolores F., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1996
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 143 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis is concerned with the use of ultra-wideband radar detection specific to the following target and background considerations. (1) Statistical attributes of the RCS models of stealth-targets illuminated by ultra-wideband radars. (2) Analysis of radar echo signatures of low flying stealth-targets with a background of sea-clutter and illuminated by an ultra-wideband radar. (3) Analysis of impulse echoes from simple (planar) surface(s) coated with a radar absorbing material (RAM). The first problem refers to the elucidation of Swerling-Marcum type classifications of RCS fluctuation(s) to characterize the stochastical aspects of the echoes from stealth-targets illuminated by an impulse from an ultra-wideband radar. In the second analysis, performance of a radar receiver configuration, using the log-likelihood function of the signal received from a stealth target flying at low altitude over the sea-surface is predicted. The third effort addressed provides analytical representations in time-domain of echoes from planar surface(s) coated with RAM's for normal incidence of ultra-wideband short pulse illumination.
Identifier: 15278 (digitool), FADT15278 (IID), fau:12049 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1996.
Subject(s): Radar
Signal processing
Radar cross sections
Stealth aircraft
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