Accession Number : ADA613164


Title :   A 100 GHz Polarimetric Compact Radar Range for Scale-Model Radar Cross Section Measurements


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV LOWELL SUBMILLIMETER-WAVE TECH LAB


Personal Author(s) : DeMartinis, Guy B ; Couloumbe, Michael J ; Morgan, Thomas M ; Soper, Brian W ; Dickinson, Jason C ; Giles, Robert H ; Nixon, William E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613164.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : A fully polarimetric compact radar range operating at a center frequency of 100 GHz has been developed for obtaining radar cross section, inverse synthetic aperture radar imagery and high range resolution profiles on targets and structures of interest. The 100 GHz radar range provides scale-model RCS measurements for a variety of convenient scale factors including W-Band (1:1 scale), C-band (1:16 scale), and S-band (1:26 scale). An overview of the radar range is provided in this paper along with measurement examples of ISAR scale-model imaging, scale-model through-wall imaging, and preliminary kHz sweep-rate Doppler that demonstrate a few of the diverse and unique applications for this system. The 100 GHz transceiver consists of a fast-switching, stepped, CW microwave synthesizer driving dual-transmit and dual-receive frequency multiplier chains. The stepped resolution of the system's frequency sweep is sufficient for unambiguous resolution of the entire chamber. The compact range reflector is a CNC machined aluminum reflector edge-treated with FIRAM(trademark)-160 absorber serrations and fed from the side to produce a clean quiet zone. This range is the latest addition to a suite of compact radar ranges developed by the Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory providing scale-model radar measurements at nearly all of the common radar bands.


Descriptors :   *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR , DOPPLER RADAR , INSTRUMENTATION , MILLIMETER WAVES , RADAR CROSS SECTIONS


Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE