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    Defense radar development in Australia: 1939 to the present

    Sinnott, D.H.
    Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

    Volume: 20 , Issue: 11
    DOI: 10.1109/MAES.2005.1576072
    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 27 - 31

    IEEE Journals & Magazines

    Defense radar research and development in Australia is today largely, but not exclusively, confined within Australia's Defense Science and Technology Organization, DSTO, and its R&D collaborators in universities. Radar has a long history in Australia, dating back to World War II links with British defense radar development, and radar R&D continues to be an important focus within DSTO. It is impossible, in the context of a brief conference paper, to give other than the broadest-brush picture of Australian radar development over a half-century or more. So the approach taken is necessarily highly selective and focuses specifically on several illustrative development projects, in an attempt to convey the flavor of national radar research priorities, the way they drive R&D and likely future directions. Despite the escalating requirement for a national skills base in defense radar and allied technologies, there are currently legitimate concerns about the robustness of this base. Recruitment of high-caliber researchers into the field of radar and management of radar research careers are issues currently presenting major challenges. A number of initiatives are in place linking DSTO with university research; a recent effort to enhance the stature and visibility of radar research in Australia is the establishment of the Centre of Expertise in Microwave Radar as a joint venture between DSTO and Adelaide University. View full abstract»

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    Defense radar development in Australia: 1939 to the present

    Sinnott, D.H.
    Radar Conference, 2005 IEEE International

    DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2005.1435784
    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 5 - 9

    IEEE Conference Publications

    Defense radar research and development in Australia is today largely, but not exclusively, confined within Australia's Defense Science and Technology Organisation, DSTO, and its R&D collaborators in universities. Radar has a long history in Australia, dating back to World War II links with British defense radar development, and radar R&D continues to be an important focus within DSTO. It is impossible, in the context of a brief conference paper, to give other than the broadest-brush picture of Australian radar development over a half-century or more. So the approach taken is necessarily highly selective and focuses specifically on several illustrative development projects, in an attempt to convey the flavour of national radar research priorities, the way they drive R&D and likely future directions. Despite the escalating requirement for a national skills base in defense radar and allied technologies there are currently legitimate concerns about the robustness of this base. Recruitment of high-calibre researchers into the field of radar and management of radar research careers are issues currently presenting major challenges. A number of initiatives are in place linking DSTO with university research; a recent effort to enhance the stature and visibility of radar research in Australia is the establishment of the Centre of Expertise in Microwave Radar as a joint venture between DSTO and Adelaide University. View full abstract»

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    Ingara: the Australian Airborne Imaging Radar System

    Stacy, N.J.S. ; Burgess, M.P.
    Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1994. IGARSS '94. Surface and Atmospheric Remote Sensing: Technologies, Data Analysis and Interpretation., International

    Volume: 4
    DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.1994.399703
    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 2240 - 2242 vol.4
    Cited by:  Papers (3)

    IEEE Conference Publications

    The Ingara Australian Airborne Imaging Radar System, formerly called AuSAR, is a low cost airborne imaging radar technology demonstrator currently under development at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in Adelaide, Australia. The aims of Ingara are to evaluate airborne multimode radar technology, such as synthetic aperture radar and moving target indicator, for the Australian Defence Forces and to provide the scientific and remote sensing community access to an in-country imaging radar sensor for assessment. The Ingara system first flew in March 1993 and in June 1993 was commissioned in its base form. It currently undergoing further development and evaluation until the end of 1995 View full abstract»

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    Adaptive beamforming for high-frequency over-the-horizon passive radar

    Fabrizio, G. ; Colone, F. ; Lombardo, P. ; Farina, A.
    Radar, Sonar & Navigation, IET

    Volume: 3 , Issue: 4
    DOI: 10.1049/iet-rsn.2008.0159
    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 384 - 405
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (1)

    IET Journals & Magazines

    Target detection and tracking systems using emitters of opportunity have received significant interest recently, especially those which exploit VHF and UHF broadcasts as signal sources in so-called passive radar systems. Here, the authors discuss an experimental system in the high-frequency (HF) band, where due to long-distance ionospheric propagation of radio waves in the 3-30-MHz spectrum, the illuminator may be located well beyond the line-of-sight. In this study, live data was recorded by a high dynamic range multi-channel digital receiver connected to a two-dimensional (L-shaped) antenna array, and signals from an uncooperative HF over-the-horizon (OTH) radar transmitter have been captured and analysed. As a preliminary step towards the development of a general HF-OTH passive radar system, the scope of this work is to compare the performance of conventional and adaptive spatial processing techniques in terms of their ability to cancel direct-wave interference and protect useful signal echoes to detect a small cooperative aircraft target. In particular, an alternative adaptive beamforming method specifically tailored to this application is proposed, and its practical performance is compared with classical and standard adaptive beamforming approaches. GPS data measured on-board the cooperative aircraft provided accurate ground truth of the flight path, enabling target profiles in bi-static range, Doppler frequency and direction-of-arrival (azimuth/elevation) to be calculated as a function of time. This information permitted the different processing schemes to be evaluated with a high degree of confidence. The experimental system and live data analysed are exclusively from the HF Radar program of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Australia. View full abstract»

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    A real time processor for the Australian synthetic aperture radar

    Stacy, N.J.S. ; Burgess, M.P. ; Douglass, J.J. ; Muller, M.R. ; Robinson, M.
    Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1994. ICASSP-94., 1994 IEEE International Conference on

    Volume: v
    DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.1994.389499
    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): V/193 - V/196 vol.5
    Cited by:  Papers (1)

    IEEE Conference Publications

    The INGARA Australian Airborne Radar Surveillance System, formerly called AuSAR, is a low cost airborne imaging radar technology demonstrator under development at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in Adelaide, Australia. The aims of INGARA are to provide the Australian Defence Forces with a flexible radar system to assess airborne multimode radar technology such as synthetic aperture radar and moving target indicator, to develop in-country expertise in this field, and to provide the scientific and remote sensing community access to an in-country imaging radar sensor for evaluation. The paper describes the real time SAR processor for the INGARA system View full abstract»

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    Role of the signal path model in designing an HF skywave radar

    Parry, J.L. ; Wright, P.G.
    HF Radio Systems and Techniques, Seventh International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 441)

    DOI: 10.1049/cp:19970815
    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 334 - 338

    IET Conference Publications

    GEC-Marconi, together with Telecom of Australia are developing a network of bistatic skywave over-the-horizon radars for the Commonwealth of Australia (the Jindalee Over-the-Horizon Radar Network - JORN). A complex signal path model (SPM) of an over-the-horizon radar system has been developed at GEC-Marconi Radar and Defence Systems. The SPM has been created to support the development of the JORN and to assist in mitigating the risk associated with such a large system. The model simulates the entire signal path from generation and transmission, through propagation to reception, and signal processing to produce a peak detection. This paper outlines the essential components of the SPM, which is an hierarchical block-oriented model, exemplifying its role in aiding the radar development process and hence indicating the role that similar models may serve for other large radar systems View full abstract»

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    Prediction of electronic attack effectiveness against Maritime Patrol Radars

    Baldwinson, J. ; Antipov, I.
    Radar, 2008 International Conference on

    DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2008.4653928
    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 259 - 264

    IEEE Conference Publications

    The presentation highlights the impact of a maritime patrol aircraft radar antenna pattern and signal processing system parameters on the specifications and performance parameters of electronic attack systems used for ship self-protection in a maritime environment. It also describes a Modelling and Simulation tool developed by Electronic Warfare and Radar Division of Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia. This tool can be used for the prediction of jamming effects on the airborne radar performance by electronic attack systems currently available on the market or under development. View full abstract»

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    Phased array technology in Australia

    Croser, I.T.
    Radar Conference, 2008. RADAR '08. IEEE

    DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2008.4720769
    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 1 - 5

    IEEE Conference Publications

    Australia has been developing and fielding phased array applications since the early 1950s. The application areas range from radio astronomy and atmospheric sciences, through over-the-horizon radar, surface wave, microwave ship and airborne systems. Given Australia's unique geographical size, position, single continent and national identity, it is not surprising that much of this effort has been focussed on long range over- the-horizon technology, both for environmental observation and surveillance of the extensive land and maritime regions of national interest and responsibility. This discussion will draw focus on just a few of the historical and current programs finishing with an overview of the current application of active phased array developments for ship defence. View full abstract»

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    Phased array technology in Australia

    Croser, I.T.
    Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

    Volume: 24 , Issue: 12
    DOI: 10.1109/MAES.2009.5344659
    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 24 - 28

    IEEE Journals & Magazines

    Australia has been developing and fielding phased array appUcations since the early 1950s. The application areas range from radio astronomy and atmospheric sciences, through over-the-horizon radar (OTHR), surface wave, microwave ship, and airborne systems. Given Australia's unique geographical size, position, single continent, and national identity, it is not surprising that much of this effort has focused on long range over-the-horizon technology both for environmental observation and surveillance of the extensive land and maritime regions of national interest and responsibility. This discussion will draw focus on just a few of the historical and current programs finishing with an overview of the current application of actiive phased array developments for ship defence. View full abstract»

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    Recent developments in HF skywave radar polarimetry

    Anderson, S.J. ; Abramovich, Y.I.
    Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2000. Proceedings. IGARSS 2000. IEEE 2000 International

    Volume: 3
    DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2000.858106
    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 1319 - 1322 vol.3

    IEEE Conference Publications

    While active microwave radar polarimetry is an established technology for remote sensing, the exploitation of the polarisation domain in HF skywave radar systems has yet to be demonstrated operationally, being complicated by a number of factors which do not arise with conventional line-of-sight radars operating at higher frequencies. Of paramount importance is the role of the ionosphere, which acts as a polarisation transformer with seemingly stochastic properties. In addition, significant practical difficulties arise with skywave radar antenna design. Efficient antennas at HF are generally large and expensive, and the need to provide dual polarisations for transmit and receive functions, maintaining essential gain and phase coherence relationships, compounds the problem. Further challenges arise with the estimation of S-matrix and Mueller matrix structure through an intervening ionosphere, with establishing the polarimetric signatures of both discrete and extended targets by computation, and with the need to apply various forms of ameliorative signal processing. In this paper the authors review their progress towards overcoming the present limitations on HF skywave radar polarimetry as a tool for geophysical and other investigations View full abstract»

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    A performance assessment environment for radar signal processing and tracking algorithms

    Mabbs, S.
    Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, 1993., IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on

    Volume: 1
    DOI: 10.1109/PACRIM.1993.407232
    Publication Year: 1993 , Page(s): 9 - 12 vol.1
    Cited by:  Papers (4)

    IEEE Conference Publications

    The author outlines the performance assessment process currently used for development of Jindalee Australia Air Force over-the-horizon radar signal processing and tracking algorithm. The associated software tools provide an automated testing facility for new signal processing algorithms with numerical figure-of-merit output. Users can automatically test new algorithms over a large standard set of input replay tapes to assess the performance of the signal processing sequence over a large set of environmental and target conditions View full abstract»

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    A synthetic aperture radar calibration transponder at C-band

    Kemp, W.M. ; Martin, N.
    Radar Conference, 1990., Record of the IEEE 1990 International

    DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.1990.201141
    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 81 - 85
    Cited by:  Patents (1)

    IEEE Conference Publications

    Part of Australia's contribution to the European Space Agency's ERS-1 synthetic aperture radar experiment is the development of an active transponder to assist in the calibration of radar images. The architecture and experimental evaluation of a C-band zero-delay transponder are described in detail. The self-calibration loop of the system has been shown to provide and maintain 60 dB of active gain to an accuracy of 0.1 dB View full abstract»

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    Investigation of the north-east monsoon characteristics in the region of South East Asia using ERS wind scatterometer data

    Yongqiang Guo ; Jiaping Toh ; Zhiyong Melvin Zhang ; Lin, I.-I. ; Khoo, V.H.S.
    Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1997. IGARSS '97. Remote Sensing - A Scientific Vision for Sustainable Development., 1997 IEEE International

    Volume: 2
    DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.1997.615275
    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 845 - 847 vol.2

    IEEE Conference Publications

    The north-east (NE) monsoon which occurs every year from November to February is a cyclical wave-like air mass that blows from the Asian continent to the Indian Ocean, South East Asia and Australia. The cold winter in the Asian continent creates a high pressure area and concurrently, a hot southern hemisphere summer over most parts of Australia, which constitutes a relatively low pressure area. This causes the cold and strong wind to blow from the north-east direction of the Asian continent to the low pressure region. This region is affected by the monsoon in many ways, such as drought, floods etc. Traditionally, there are very few observations, especially in the open ocean, so it is necessary to use remote sensing satellites such as the European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS) equipped with a wind scatterometer to detect wind velocity over the ocean. Scatterometry measurements provides near surface wind information which is important for safe routing of ships, design of off-shore platforms and coastal defences. Data from 1st February 1996 to 14th February 1996 were collected. With the use of PV-WAVE software, the authors generated visual displays of the wind condition from the scatterometer data. By analysing the visual displays they were able to observe general wind field changes during one surge event of the north-east monsoon View full abstract»

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    Evaluation of a model based data fusion algorithm with multi-mode OTHR data

    Dall, I.W. ; Shellshear, A.J.
    Signals, Systems and Computers, 1993. 1993 Conference Record of The Twenty-Seventh Asilomar Conference on

    DOI: 10.1109/ACSSC.1993.342521
    Publication Year: 1993 , Page(s): 300 - 304 vol.1
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)

    IEEE Conference Publications

    Australia's over-the-horizon-radar system, the Jindalee Operational Radar Network, is due to be commissioned in 1997. When operating it is possible that associated tracks of one aircraft may arise from multiple propagation paths and multiple radars. Errors in estimating the propagation path result in errors in estimating the position of the aircraft. Also, the structure of the ionosphere typically supports several propagation modes and it may not be certain which mode caused each track. Generally, association of data from multiple sensors requires that the data be aligned in all its coordinates. If the propagation modes are uncertain, then alignments are compromised. This paper presents the results of applying a previously presented multi-mode multi-radar fusion algorithm to the experimental Jindalee Facility Alice Springs (JFAS) data. The algorithm, which is briefly summarised, uses a simple model of propagation to convert between radar coordinates and latitude-longitude coordinates. The algorithm has been applied to ten days of JFAS data. The results are shown to be comparable to operator performance, with indications that more improvements can be made. The difficulties of evaluating data fusion algorithms are discussed and it is concluded that development of data fusion algorithms is best done with both simulated and synoptic data View full abstract»

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    Precision RF channel development for high performance HF systems

    Winkler, C. ; Cohen, G.
    HF Radio Systems and Techniques, 1994., Sixth International Conference on

    DOI: 10.1049/cp:19940463
    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 49 - 54

    IET Conference Publications

    An HF RF channel for precision amplitude and phase measurement with wide dynamic range is required in a wide variety of HF systems applications, including cross spectral and super-resolving DF systems. The techniques that are used to improve the performance have application to both broadband and narrowband system designs. In all cases extreme linearity is required to operate without input preselective filters and still ensure that spurs, images and noise are minimised. Certain analogue components such as amplifiers, mixers, and filters, are critical, but their distributions, terminations and thermal design are also important when used to produce performance in areas beyond that currently available. Novel techniques are required in all these areas. In addition the number of components must be minimised prior to digitisation to increase the dynamic range. The architecture and the component requirements are discussed in detail with some practical measurements that quantify the limiting performance and the matching that can be achieved View full abstract»

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    Development of a passive retrodirective Van Atta array reflector at X-band

    Yau, K.S.B.
    Radar (Radar), 2013 International Conference on

    DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2013.6652021
    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 398 - 402

    IEEE Conference Publications

    Retrodirective array reflectors have found many applications in the area of collision avoidance systems, satellite communications and enhancing RCS in general. This paper presents the development of a passive retrodirective Van Atta array reflector based on microstrip antenna operating at X-band. Theoretical analysis of the Van Atta array will be outlined, together with simulation results and RCS measurements of several passive Van Atta array prototypes. Future development in extending the bandwidth of the passive Van Atta array and further increase in RCS will also be discussed. View full abstract»

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    Development of antenna-source system for generation of high-power electromagnetic pulses

    Hong, K. ; Braidwood, S.
    Pulsed Power Plasma Science, 2001. PPPS-2001. Digest of Technical Papers

    Volume: 1
    DOI: 10.1109/PPPS.2001.1002028
    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 203 - 206 vol.1
    Cited by:  Patents (5)

    IEEE Conference Publications

    High-power electromagnetic pulse sources are of interest for a variety of applications such as transient radar and remote sensing. For such investigations, a simple, mobile and robust source system has been developed at DSTO. It comprises a pulsed resonant transformer, a spark-gap switch, and a modified biconical antenna. The antenna is charged to a high voltage, in the order of hundreds of kV, by the transformer and then is shorted at the bicone centre by the spark gap switch. The charge energy stored in the antenna then oscillates at the resonant frequency of the system and produces high-power electromagnetic pulses. In this paper we describe the system design, present results of measurements and numerical simulations, and discuss areas for further improvements in energy transfer efficiency and power output. View full abstract»

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    Multi-sensor, probabilistic multi-hypothesis tracking

    Krieg, M.L. ; Gray, D.A.
    Data Fusion Symposium, 1996. ADFS '96., First Australian

    DOI: 10.1109/ADFS.1996.581099
    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 153 - 158
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)

    IEEE Conference Publications

    The success of multi-target, multi-sensor tracking is dependent on satisfactorily solving the data association problem. The probabilistic multi-hypothesis tracking (PMHT) algorithm was developed for multi-target tracking and has led to the development of several variations, including the multi-sensor PMHT (msPMHT) algorithm for multi-target, multi-sensor tracking. We present a general multi-sensor PMHT algorithm which estimates the measurement-to-sensor assignments in addition to the target states and measurement-to-target assignments. We compare this algorithm to the PMHT and msPMHT algorithms View full abstract»

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    Classification of wave breaking mechanisms from their polarimetric radar signatures

    Morris, J.T. ; Anderson, S.J.
    Radar (Radar), 2013 International Conference on

    DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2013.6651963
    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 75 - 80

    IEEE Conference Publications

    While it is usually convenient and invariably simpler to model the ocean surface as a simply-connected, single-valued function, the intrinsic nonlinearity of surface hydrodynamics results in a class of events, collectively termed wave breaking, in which either or both of these assumptions are invalid. Many geophysical processes are dependent on the details of these events, including bubble generation, chemical exchange between atmosphere and ocean, acoustic noise generation, momentum transfer and surface wave development. It is therefore of interest to establish whether different forms of wave breaking can be distinguished by their radar signatures. We demonstrate in this paper that high resolution polarimetric radar echo analysis can reveal characteristic structural features which may lead to a viable classification scheme. View full abstract»

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    Federated Exploitation of All-Source Imagery

    Booth, D.M. ; Redding, N.J. ; Jones, R. ; Smith, M. ; Lucas, I.J. ; Jones, K.L.
    Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, 2005. DICTA '05. Proceedings 2005

    DOI: 10.1109/DICTA.2005.37
    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 36

    IEEE Conference Publications

    This paper deals with the provision of cueing aids for Imagery Analysts (IAs) who may need to integrate many types of imagery, intelligence, collateral data, and military doctrine to be effective. This task is becoming increasingly difficult as the volume and diversity of inputs increases and as adversaries become more sophisticated technologically. We outline the issues (particularly that of interoperability with other systems) that have influenced the development and use of our reconfigurable analysts’ exploitation infrastructure. At the centre is The Analysts’ Detection Support System (ADSS) which provides a flexible processing engine for sensor data. We describe ADSS, some of its current functionality, and it’s context and use within a federated exploitation regime. Examples of it’s use in wide-area search and surveillance applications are outlined. View full abstract»

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    Reduction of interference by high power HF radar transmitters

    Topliss, R.J. ; Maclean, A.B. ; Wade, S.H. ; Wright, P.G. ; Parry, J.L.
    HF Radio Systems and Techniques, Seventh International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 441)

    DOI: 10.1049/cp:19970799
    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 251 - 255
    Cited by:  Patents (1)

    IET Conference Publications

    GEC-Marconi is involved in the development of a network of long-range skywave over-the-horizon radars for Australia, to provide wide area surveillance in the maritime approaches to the north and north west of Australia. High transmitter power must be provided for these radars to meet operational requirements. A basic transmitter subsystem consists of an array of antennas, with each being driven by a solid-state high power amplifier (HPA). An important requirement is for these radars to achieve new standards of performance in terms of noninterference with other users of the HF band by conforming to criteria taken from the US Department of Commerce NTIA Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management. This paper is concerned with the purity of the transmitted signal. The NTIA Manual defines a spectral template within which the radar emissions must be confined. The conventional approach of simply weighting the transmitted radar waveform in order to control the out-of-band emission is inadequate and inefficient with the waveform parameters typically used for HF radar. Additionally, because of the high transmitter power to be used, high amplifier efficiency is required to reduce running costs. This requirement conflicts with the requirement for high amplifier linearity which is necessary to keep distortion products to a low level View full abstract»

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    Synthetic aperture radar out of slant plane motion compensation

    Stacy, N.J.S.
    Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1997. IGARSS '97. Remote Sensing - A Scientific Vision for Sustainable Development., 1997 IEEE International

    Volume: 2
    DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.1997.615238
    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 728 - 730 vol.2

    IEEE Conference Publications

    Compensation of out of slant plane motion for synthetic aperture radar systems is essential for fine resolution focused imagery. It is shown that a time domain approach, that corrects the phase of each range bin, is equivalent to the polar format processing approach of projecting the range spectral data onto the ground focusing plane, with the two motion compensation approaches linked by a Fourier transform. It is also shown that these methods are equivalent to the spectral shift identified in multiple pass interferometric data View full abstract»

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    Overview of current radar land mine detection research at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Salisbury, South Australia

    Chant, I.J. ; Rye, A.R.
    The Detection of Abandoned Land Mines: A Humanitarian Imperative Seeking a Technical Solution, EUREL International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 431)

    DOI: 10.1049/cp:19961096
    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 138 - 142
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)

    IET Conference Publications

    This paper describes the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation's (DSTO) efforts in buried land mine detection by ultra wide band (UWB) radar technology. Detection of low-metallic content land mines with reduced probability of false detection is a high priority. Emphasis is on the development of a hand-held system for demining operations, Vehicle-mounted land mine warning systems are also being investigated. An effective hand-held system is likely to combine a ground probing radar (GPR) with a metal detector. An initial version of such a system could be a cheap, light-weight GPR attachment for current mine detectors. This work is also being extended to cover close-in vehicle-mounted systems for road clearance. Experimental work has commenced on stand-off UWB radar systems for vehicle-mounted anti-vehicle mine warning systems. The current thrust is in the application of 1 to 3 GHz bandwidth impulse radar systems. Later development will include integrated multiple-sensor systems incorporating automated target recognition and sensor fusion View full abstract»

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    A distributed stand-in EW hunter-killer system

    Brown, K. ; Drake, S. ; Mason, K. ; Piotrowski, A. ; Swierkowski, L.
    Information Fusion, 2007 10th International Conference on

    DOI: 10.1109/ICIF.2007.4407985
    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 1 - 8

    IEEE Conference Publications

    DSTO Australia concluded a two year research program in March 2006 that demonstrated distributed, autonomous, self-organising stand-in sensor and effector systems. This paper describes research activities from this program including the development of miniaturised sensor and effector payloads, the development of novel algorithms for the fusion of data from distributed sensor payloads and the development of novel aircraft control algorithms to enable near optimal geo-location of pop-up emitters. The paper also describes field trials in which information products from these systems were injected into command support systems for integration and visualisation with other data to support situational awareness. A follow-on program has been approved and is also overviewed in this paper. View full abstract»

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    The development of an intelligent radar tasking system

    Chiu, T. ; Kewley, D. ; Crouch, C.
    Intelligent Information Systems,1994. Proceedings of the 1994 Second Australian and New Zealand Conference on

    DOI: 10.1109/ANZIIS.1994.397004
    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 437 - 441
    Cited by:  Papers (1)

    IEEE Conference Publications

    After years of research effort, the Australian Government is now committed to build the Jindalee Over-The-Horizon Radar Network (JORN), which will enable a comprehensive and cost effective surveillance of the northern and western approaches of Australia. In order to realise the full potential of the technology embodied within the radar system, the Department of Defence is keen to incorporate the experience and higher level knowledge of the research scientists of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) into the control of JORN. A team of BHP knowledge engineers has worked closely with DSTO scientists and software engineers. A software application has been developed to capture and disseminate the radar tasking knowledge from the scientists. This application has demonstrated that the technology, if successfully deployed could have a major impact on the efficacy of JORN facilities View full abstract»

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