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3-D SAR IMAGING BASED RCS MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE WITH FIXED TRANSMITTER

By K.-F. Liao, X.-L. Zhang, and J. Shi

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Abstract:
To avoid the spatial variation of scattering characteristic effect, a three-dimensional synthetic aperture radar (3-D SAR) imaging based radar cross section (RCS) extraction technique with fixed transmitter is developed. The 3-D SAR image is used to extract targets' RCS, so it can spatially distinguish different parts of a complex object, or the targets' RCS from environment. With the abilities of outdoor measurement, it can greatly reduce the cost of measurement. Two simulations of three squares and a 3-D complex-shaped electric-large flight model demonstrate the accurate prediction of RCS.

Citation:
K.-F. Liao, X.-L. Zhang, and J. Shi, "3-D SAR Imaging Based RCS Measurement Technique with Fixed Transmitter," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 42, 13-20, 2015.
doi:10.2528/PIERM15010306

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