Glint Effects Simulation for an Extended Naval Target Using an Interferometric Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar System Model

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kostis, Theodoros G. (Department of Information & Communications Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Hellas)

This paper presents outcomes of the FB-16 prediction and modelling software package regarding glint effects for an extended naval target of considerable length and superstructure dimensions. The FB-16 package is a modular simulator system made up of a three-dimensional multiple scatterers multiple layers model of a battleship class vessel as viewed by a High Range Resolution Radar System. The current novelty is the introduction of an add-on module that simulates the glint effect assuming two dominant scatterers in different heights for each resolution cell. Results are presented for different radar-target distances that would benefit the theoretical explanation of the case under consideration for academic and novel system conception purposes.