By Topic

Airborne ground clutter measurement system design considerations

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
M. Wicks ; Rome Air Dev. Center, Griffiss AFB, Rome, NY, USA ; F. Stremler ; S. Anthony

Geometric limits, calibration considerations, and error analysis are discussed for an L-band airborne clutter measurement system designed to collect simultaneous bistatic and monostatic clutter measurements in support of the hybrid bistatic radar (HBR) system. The geometric limit is only one of the actual limits to the experimental accuracy. Other important factors include antenna pattern measurement accuracy, aircraft position measurement accuracy, and calibration reference accuracy. The calibration techniques involve the transfer of data from optimal geometries for calibration, to the geometries of interest in this program. A description is given of the implementation of this technique in a clutter measurement system, as well as other calibration equipment, including ground-based navigation beacons, and an active radar calibrator (calibrated target placed in the clutter cell of interest).<>

Published in:

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 10 )