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Site Specific Radar Clutter Backscattering Simulation

Rode, Gerald (2008) Site Specific Radar Clutter Backscattering Simulation. Frequenz, 1-2 (62). Fachverlag Schiele & Schön.

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Knowledge of radar clutter is essential to determine the radar range or the detectability of manmade objects embedded in a natural environment. In this article the computer model DORTE is presented. This simulation program estimates radar clutter backscattering for specific sites represented by digital elevation models. In the current version of the program the output is a reflectivity map. Shadowed areas, which are not accessible to radar at frequencies above 1 GHz, are identified by means of a specialized hidden surface algorithm. Semi-empirical and statistical clutter models are assigned to each terrain cell utilizing the CORINE land use information database of the European Environment Agency. The predicted average clutter value can optionally be statistically varied. An exemplary simulation is compared to a reflectivity map derived from a SAR image and shows satisfactory correlation

Document Type:Article
Title:Site Specific Radar Clutter Backscattering Simulation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Journal or Publication Title:Frequenz
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jakoby, RolfUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Fachverlag Schiele & Schön
Keywords:Radar clutter simulation, monostatic, semi-empirical, statistical, natural surfaces, specific RCS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Military Technologies
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Reconnaissance and Security
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Gerald Rode
Deposited On:01 Apr 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:52

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