Accession Number:

ADA503441

Title:

Experimental Progress Toward Detection and Identification of Electromagnetically Complex Structures

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AMTEC CORP HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Radio frequency RF signatures have been observed in the scattered return when a passive electromagnetically complex target structure is excited with a broadband pulse. The target range can be reliably determined up to a maximum range that is subject to equipment limitations. The range dependence of the return is found to be consistent with theoretical predictions, which include the role played by soil conductivity. Many activities, military and civilian, can benefit from remote detection and identification of visually obscured structures. RF detection techniques benefit from 1 RFs ability to penetrate obstacles, including soil, 2 RFs broad solid-angle coverage, 3 scalability with transmitter power, and 4 the overall maturity of RF technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE