Computing the apparent centroid of radar targets

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A high-frequency multibounce radar scattering code was used as a simulation platform for demonstrating an algorithm to compute the ARC of specific radar targets. To illustrate this simulation process, several targets models were used. Simulation results for a sphere model were used to determine the errors of approximation associated with the simulation; verifying the process. The severity of glint induced tracking errors was also illustrated using a model of an F-15 aircraft. It was shown, in a deterministic manner, that the ARC of a target can fall well outside its physical extent. Finally, the apparent radar centroid simulation based on ... continued below

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Lee, C.E. December 31, 1996.

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A high-frequency multibounce radar scattering code was used as a simulation platform for demonstrating an algorithm to compute the ARC of specific radar targets. To illustrate this simulation process, several targets models were used. Simulation results for a sphere model were used to determine the errors of approximation associated with the simulation; verifying the process. The severity of glint induced tracking errors was also illustrated using a model of an F-15 aircraft. It was shown, in a deterministic manner, that the ARC of a target can fall well outside its physical extent. Finally, the apparent radar centroid simulation based on a ray casting procedure is well suited for use on most massively parallel computing platforms and could lead to the development of a near real-time radar tracking simulation for applications such as endgame fuzing, survivability, and vulnerability analyses using specific radar targets and fuze algorithms.

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  • 1996 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers national radar conference, Ann Arbor, MI (United States), 13-16 May 1996

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  • Other: DE95016540
  • Report No.: SAND--95-1708C
  • Report No.: CONF-960540--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 218705
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667388

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Lee, C.E. Computing the apparent centroid of radar targets, article, December 31, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667388/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.