Instantaneous stepped-frequency, non-linear radar part 2: Experimental confirmation

Kenneth Ranney, Gregory Mazzaro, Kyle Gallagher, Anthony Martone, Kelly Sherbondy, Ram Narayanan

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Abstract

Last year, we presented the theory behind "instantaneous stepped-frequency, non-linear radar". We demonstrated through simulation that certain devices (when interrogated by a multi-tone transmit signal) could be expected to produce a multi-tone output signal near harmonics of the transmitted tones. This hypothesized non-linear (multitone) response was then shown to be suitable for pulse compression via standard stepped-frequency processing techniques. At that time, however, we did not have measured data to support the theoretical and simulated results. We now present laboratory measurements confirming our initial hypotheses. We begin with a brief description of the experimental system, and then describe the data collection exercise. Finally, we present measured data demonstrating the accurate ranging of a non-linear target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XX
EditorsArmin Doerry, Kenneth I. Ranney
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510600706
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventRadar Sensor Technology XX - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2016Apr 21 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9829
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherRadar Sensor Technology XX
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period4/18/164/21/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ranney, K., Mazzaro, G., Gallagher, K., Martone, A., Sherbondy, K., & Narayanan, R. (2016). Instantaneous stepped-frequency, non-linear radar part 2: Experimental confirmation. In A. Doerry, & K. I. Ranney (Eds.), Radar Sensor Technology XX [98291P] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9829). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2228473