THE PRIMARY EFFECTIVENESS OF RADAR DEPENDS UPON THE STRENGTH OF RADAR CROSS SECTION (RCS) OF A TARGET.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4022
Amount: $49,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Signal Processing
6300 La Calma Dr, Austin, TX, 78752
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR JAE Y HONG
 (512) 454-5004
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Abstract
THE PRIMARY EFFECTIVENESS OF RADAR DEPENDS UPON THE STRENGTH OF RADAR CROSS SECTION (RCS) OF A TARGET. THEREFORE, GREAT EFFORTS ARE CONCENTRATED ON THE REDUCTION OF A TARGET'S RCS TO INCREASE ITS SURVIVABILITY AGAINST HOSTILE RADAR. HOWEVER, THIS RCS IS THE ONLY LINEAR PART OF THE GENERALIZED RCS'S BASED ON OUR PROPOSED NONLINEAR RADAR SYSTEM. THUS, THE STUDY OF ITS OTHER HIGHER-ORDER RCS'S IS DESIRABLE TO ENHANCE ITS SURVIVABILITY AGAINST A NONLINEAR RADAR SYSTEM, IF IMPLEMENTED IN FUTURE. AT THE SAME TIME, WITH THIS NEW RADAR SYSTEM IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO DETECT AND IDENTIFY A HOSTILE TARGET WITH LOW CONVENTIONAL RCS, IN TERMS OF HIGHER-ORDER RCS'S. IT IS THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL, AS A FIRST STEP, TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF MODELLING A MORE REALISTIC NONLINEAR TARGET IN TERMS OF NONLINEAR RCS'S AND IMPLEMENTING AN APPROPRIATE COMPUTER ALGORITHM SUCH THAT THESE NONLINEAR RCS'S MAY BE COMPUTED DIRECTED FROM THE TRANSMITTED AND RECEIVED SIGNALS MORE EFFICIENTLY.

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