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Title: Reflectors for SAR performance testing.

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) performance testing and estimation is facilitated by observing the system response to known target scene elements. Trihedral corner reflectors and other canonical targets play an important role because their Radar Cross Section (RCS) can be calculated analytically. However, reflector orientation and the proximity of the ground and mounting structures can significantly impact the accuracy and precision with which measurements can be made. These issues are examined in this report.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
929123
Report Number(s):
SAND2008-0396
TRN: US200814%%4
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; REFLECTION; ACCURACY; ORIENTATION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; RADAR; Target recognition.; Synthetic Aperture Radar.; Radar cross sections.