Accession Number:

ADA461955

Title:

A Study of the X-Band Radar Signature Characteristics for Main Battle Tanks in Operational Environments

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV LOWELL SUBMILLIMETER-WAVE TECH LAB

Report Date:

2002-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

An analysis of target separability has been performed under an OSD Target Management Initiative program entitled Radar Variations.1,3,5,7 The program has concentrated on analyzing radar signatures from multiple main battle tanksMBTs in order to quantify the differences in Ka-band signatures of vehicles due to intraclass and interclass target variations. As a significant factor in the success of the Radar Variations program, U Mass Lowells Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory STL and U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center NGIC fabricated 116th scale exact replicas of the vehicles used in the Ka-band radar signature acquisition study directed by Simulation Technologies, Inc. SimTech and Targets Management Office TMO. These replicas enabled NGIC to measure statistically significant amounts of highfidelity signature data for a variety of target configurations with an indoor compact radar range. 3,7

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE