Target detection using microwave irradiances from natural sources : A passive, local and global surveillance system
- Stacey, J. M.
- Nov 15, 1984.
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- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- Detection of metal objects on or near the Earth's surface was investigated using existing, passive, microwave sensors operating from Earth orbit. The range equations are derived from basic microwave principles and theories and the expressions are given explicitly to estimate the signal to noise ratio for detecting metal targets operating as bistatic scatterers. Actual measurements are made on a range of metal objects observed from orbit using existing passive microwave receiving systems. The details of the measurements and the results are tabulated and discussed. The advantages of a passive microwave sensor as it is applied to surveillance of metal objects as viewed from aerial platforms or from orbit, are examined.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19850007682., Accession ID: 85N15991., NAS 1.26:174260., NASA-CR-174260., and JPL-PUBL-84-70.
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