Millimeter-wave backscatter measurements in support of surface navigation applications

Brett R.J. Snuttjer, Ram Mohan Narayanan

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Abstract

Millimeter-wave (MMW) radars and radiometers are emerging as reliable and low-cost systems in numerous commercial and military applications. MMW short-range radar systems have a unique advantage are in surface navigation applications, such as military vehicle mobility in inclement conditions, aircraft landing guidance and automobile collision avoidance. MMW short-range systems provide acceptable angular resolutions, but are superior in performance compared to optical systems under conditions of rain, fog, or smoke. Their small size makes them particularly advantageous in space-limited systems. We present 95 GHz MMW grazing angle clutter data obtained from distributed surfaces. Sigma-zero values at grazing angles of 5.0 and 7.5 degrees were obtained from fresh snow and asphalt covered distributed surfaces. The probability distribution of the received clutter power is also discussed. A brief description of the MMW radar system and experimental setup is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages506-508
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'96. Part 1 (of 4) - Lincoln, NE, USA
Duration: May 28 1996May 31 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'96. Part 1 (of 4)
CityLincoln, NE, USA
Period5/28/965/31/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Snuttjer, B. R. J., & Narayanan, R. M. (1996). Millimeter-wave backscatter measurements in support of surface navigation applications. 506-508. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'96. Part 1 (of 4), Lincoln, NE, USA, .