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  2. Radar data associated with radar illumination of a movable target is processed to monitor motion of the target. A plurality of filter operations are performed in parallel on the radar data so that each filter operation produces target image information. The filter operations are defined to have respectively corresponding velocity ranges that differ from one another. The target image information produced by one of the filter operations represents the target more accurately than the target image information produced by the remainder of the filter operations when a current velocity of the target is within the velocity range associated with themore » one filter operation. In response to the current velocity of the target being within the velocity range associated with the one filter operation, motion of the target is tracked based on the target image information produced by the one filter operation.« less
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  5. A multi-antenna, multi-pass IFSAR mode utilizing data driven alignment of multiple independent passes can combine the scaling accuracy of a two-antenna, one-pass IFSAR mode with the height-noise performance of a one-antenna, two-pass IFSAR mode. A two-antenna, two-pass IFSAR mode can accurately estimate the larger antenna baseline from the data itself and reduce height-noise, allowing for more accurate information about target ground position locations and heights. The two-antenna, two-pass IFSAR mode can use coarser IFSAR data to estimate the larger antenna baseline. Multi-pass IFSAR can be extended to more than two (2) passes, thereby allowing true three-dimensional radar imaging from stand-offmore » aircraft and satellite platforms.« less
  6. Data collection for interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IFSAR) mapping systems currently utilize two operation modes. A single-antenna, dual-pass IFSAR operation mode is the first mode in which a platform carrying a single antenna traverses a flight path by the scene of interest twice collecting data. A dual-antenna, single-pass IFSAR operation mode is the second mode where a platform possessing two antennas flies past the scene of interest collecting data. There are advantages and disadvantages associated with both of these data collection modes. The single-antenna, dual-pass IFSAR operation mode possesses an imprecise knowledge of the antenna baseline length but allows formore » large antenna baseline lengths. This imprecise antenna baseline length knowledge lends itself to inaccurate target height scaling. The dual-antenna, one-pass IFSAR operation mode allows for a precise knowledge of the limited antenna baseline length but this limited baseline length leads to increased target height noise. This paper presents a new, innovative dual-antenna, dual-pass IFSAR operation mode which overcomes the disadvantages of the two current IFSAR operation modes. Improved target height information is now obtained with this new mode by accurately estimating the antenna baseline length between the dual flight passes using the data itself. Consequently, this new IFSAR operation mode possesses the target height scaling accuracies of the dual-antenna, one-pass operation mode and the height-noise performance of the one-antenna, dual-pass operation mode.« less
  7. The copper-nucleoside anions, Cu{sup -}(cytidine) and Cu{sup -}(uridine), have been generated in the gas phase and studied by both experimental (anion photoelectron spectroscopy) and theoretical (density functional calculations) methods. The photoelectron spectra of both systems are dominated by single, intense, and relatively narrow peaks. These peaks are centered at 2.63 and 2.71 eV for Cu{sup -}(cytidine) and Cu{sup -}(uridine), respectively. According to our calculations, Cu{sup -}(cytidine) and Cu{sup -}(uridine) species with these peak center [vertical detachment energy (VDE)] values correspond to structures in which copper atomic anions are bound to the sugar portions of their corresponding nucleosides largely through electrostaticmore » interactions; the observed species are anion-molecule complexes. The combination of experiment and theory also reveal the presence of a slightly higher energy, anion-molecule complex isomer in the case of the Cu{sup -}(cytidine). Furthermore, our calculations found that chemically bond isomers of these species are much more stable than their anion-molecule complex counterparts, but since their calculated VDE values are larger than the photon energy used in these experiments, they were not observed.« less
  8. Reactivity of aluminum cluster anions toward ammonia was studied via mass spectrometry. Highly selective etching of Al{sub 11}{sup -} and Al{sub 12}{sup -} was observed at low concentrations of ammonia. However, at sufficiently high concentrations of ammonia, all other sizes of aluminum cluster anions, except for Al{sub 13}{sup -}, were also observed to deplete. The disappearance of Al{sub 11}{sup -} and Al{sub 12}{sup -} was accompanied by concurrent production of Al{sub 11}NH{sub 3}{sup -} and Al{sub 12}NH{sub 3}{sup -} species, respectively. Theoretical simulations of the photoelectron spectrum of Al{sub 11}NH{sub 3}{sup -} showed conclusively that its ammonia moiety is chemisorbedmore » without dissociation, although in the case of Al{sub 12}NH{sub 3}{sup -}, dissociation of the ammonia moiety could not be excluded. Moreover, since differences in calculated Al{sub n}{sup -}+NH{sub 3} (n=9-12) reaction energies were not able to explain the observed selective etching of Al{sub 11}{sup -} and Al{sub 12}{sup -}, we concluded that thermodynamics plays only a minor role in determining the observed reactivity pattern, and that kinetics is the more influential factor. In particular, the conversion from the physisorbed Al{sub n}{sup -}(NH{sub 3}) to chemisorbed Al{sub n}NH{sub 3}{sup -} species is proposed as the likely rate-limiting step.« less
  9. Products of reactions between the book and kite isomers of Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -} and three important molecules are studied with electronic structure calculations. Dissociative adsorption of H{sub 2}O or CH{sub 3}OH is highly exothermic and proton-transfer barriers between anion-molecule complexes and the products of these reactions are low. For NH{sub 3}, the reaction energies are less exothermic and the corresponding barriers are higher. Depending on experimental conditions, Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -} (NH{sub 3}) coordination complexes or products of dissociative adsorption may be prepared. Vertical electron detachment energies of stable anions are predicted with ab initio electron propagator calculations andmore » are in close agreement with experiments on Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -} and its products with H{sub 2}O and CH{sub 3}OH. Changes in the localization properties of two Al-centered Dyson orbitals account for the differences between the photoelectron spectra of Al{sub 3}O{sub 3}{sup -} and those of the product anions.« less
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