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On Efficent Characterization of Radar Targets with Scatterer Sets for Target Recognition Using Commercial Ray Tracing Software

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Radar Conference from sensing to information, 19-23 May2014, Cincinnati, OH,USA
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-2035-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Radar Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIEEE Radar Conference
ISSN (Print)1097-5764


ConferenceIEEE Radar Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


The model-based radar target recognition requires the ability to simulate target signatures with adequate accuracy and computational speed. This paper proposes an entirely novel approach to utilizing readily available ray tracing software in the target characterization. The objective of the proposed approach is to give the target a compact description, from which arbitrary radar response can be simulated with efficiency. Certain essential computational aspects, such as ray density reduction and frequency-independency, are discussed. The simulated radar response is compared with a measurement, covering the case of a single frequency, high range resolution profiles, and inverse synthetic aperture radar images.

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