radar target


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radar target

[′rā‚där ‚tär·gət]
(electromagnetism)
An object belonging to a desired class which reflects back a signal sufficient to produce a fluorescent mark on the radar screen.
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Radar target simulator generates as many as 300 reflections
In this paper, we present the investigation of the resolution improvement in terms of poles for a radar target identification system.
"Eider" radar targets exhibited pulsed, irregular periods of movement; movement rates were higher when sea ice was present, without precipitation, and during tailwinds and crosswinds but were not affected by lights.
Jing, "Research on one-dimensional scattering center feature extraction from radar targets," Systems Engineering and Electronics, Vol.
Xu, Radar Target Characteristic, 86-92, Publishing House of Electronics Industry, Beijing, 2005.
The contract, worth 100 million [pounds sterling], has been awarded to BAE Systems, Qinetiq and Roke Manor Research, to provide the Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation (Artisan) radar system.
Meanwhile, Qinetiq has won a pounds 1.4 million contract to develop a novel radar target simulator to emulate realistic radar echoes from targets such as missiles, aircraft, small surface craft and submarine periscopes.
William Shumann, of the Federal Aviation Administration, said: ``It was a false radar target.
'It's a false radar target,' said William Shumann, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
"We concluded that these differences in reflectivity are real and that we were seeing evidence for surface variability," says Muhleman, who now calls Titan "the most interesting radar target in the solar system." In fact, the group concludes that the face of Titan is "at least as variable as the surface of Mars," some parts of which show reflectivity variations that are just as high.