Full-polarization matched-illumination for target detection and identification

David A. Garren, Anne C. Odom, Michael K. Osborn, J. Scott Goldstein, S. Unnikrishna Pillai, Joseph R. Guerci

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This paper investigates the optimization of the full-polarization radar transmission waveform and the receiver response to maximize either target detection or identification performance. Application of such full-polarization matched-illumination techniques to simulated VHF-band frequency response data of mobile surface targets yields a significant performance improvement over that corresponding to chirped full-polarization transmission waveforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-837
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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