Foliage Penetration Radar: History and Developed Technology
ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The report documents the USA Land Warfare Laboratorys Foliage Penetration Radar program including the historical aspects, the technology developed and four resulting systems that saw combat in Southeast Asia. Application of the FOPEN technology to intrusion detection systems, airborne FOPEN radars, swimmer detection systems, and a radar capable of detecting low flying aircraft concealed by foliage are presented. A review of signal processing techniques and tradeoffs for ground surveillance radars and a summary of propagation research concludes the report.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment