Analysis of radar echo from a helicopter rotor hub

Jacek Misiurewicz , Krzysztof Kulpa , Z Czekała

Abstract

The problem of rotor hub echo usage for hovering helicopter detection and classification with a radar system is presented. A theoretical model of rotor hub backscatter is compared with results obtained from radar signal analysis. The possibility of identifying a helicopter by the characteristic ldquo;shelf rdquo; in its Doppler echo spectrum is explained, along with analysis of conditions necessary for detecting this characteristic
Author Jacek Misiurewicz ISE
Jacek Misiurewicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Krzysztof Kulpa ISE
Krzysztof Kulpa,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Z Czekała
Z Czekała,,
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Pages866-870 vol.3
Book , 12th International Conference on Microwaves and Radar, 1998. MIKON '98, vol. 3, 1998
Keywords in Englishairborne radar, Backscatter, blades, Doppler echo spectrum, Doppler radar, echo, helicopter classification, helicopter rotor hub, helicopters, hovering helicopter detection, military radar, radar clutter, Radar cross section, radar cross-sections, radar detection, radar echo analysis, radar signal analysis, radar signal processing, radar theory, rotor hub backscatter, search radar, spectral analysis, surveillance, theoretical model
DOIDOI:10.1109/MIKON.1998.742843
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