Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1997 12:00 AM

Description

Ultra wide band (UWB) radar holography is a unique technique developed at PNNL for the U. S. Army to obtain nearfield“3-D” images and scattering characteristics of full-size vehicles in the field and at production line facilities. The extremely high-resolution imaging capability of this technique maps a vehicle’s scattering areas and identifies the“hot spots” which dominate the far-field signature to the enemy’s radar receiver. The combination of generating near-field high resolution images and RCS measurements with the same data provides a very efficient LO signature reduction tool for the Army, Air Force and Navy.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

16A

Chapter

Chapter 2: Emerging Inspection Technologies

Section

Microwave NDE

Pages

703-707

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5947-4_92

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

UWB Radar Holography Applied to RCS Signature Reduction of Military Vehicles

Brunswick, ME

Ultra wide band (UWB) radar holography is a unique technique developed at PNNL for the U. S. Army to obtain nearfield“3-D” images and scattering characteristics of full-size vehicles in the field and at production line facilities. The extremely high-resolution imaging capability of this technique maps a vehicle’s scattering areas and identifies the“hot spots” which dominate the far-field signature to the enemy’s radar receiver. The combination of generating near-field high resolution images and RCS measurements with the same data provides a very efficient LO signature reduction tool for the Army, Air Force and Navy.