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Radar Target Characteristics Extraction using Polarization Scattering Matrix

L. Vijaya Lakshmi, A. Jaya Laxmi, M N V S S Kumar, P Sirish Kumar


It is very important to know the characterization of targets using radar. It is extensively used in various applications. The polarization properties are important for radar target besides amplitude, phase and frequency. The polarization may be potentially used to improve target detection, anti-interference, and radar target recognition. Characteristics of the target can be known by using the polarization properties of that particular target. This depends upon scattering nature of the target. Using polarization scattering matrix (PSM), we can obtain the properties of the target. The derivations of scattering matrix for some other various geometrical shapes are presented in this paper. By using the method of the properties of polarization scattering matrix (PPSM) for radar target recognition (RTR) is presented in this paper. The polarization matrix and properties for a dipole is calculated by considering that dipole as target. These properties of the polarization scattering matrix are analyzed for different orientation angles for a target.


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