Micro-drone RCS Analysis

Ritchie, M., Fioranelli, F. , Griffiths, H. and Torvik, B. (2015) Micro-drone RCS Analysis. In: 2015 IEEE Radar Conference, Johannesburg, 27-30 Oct 2015, pp. 452-456. ISBN 9781467396554 (doi:10.1109/RadarConf.2015.7411926)

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This paper presents both simulation and experimental results of micro-drone rotor blade electromagnetic scattering. The focus of this work is investigating the variation of these reflections as a function of variables such as polarization, frequency and azimuth angle. The simulation results clearly show a strong variation in scattering with azimuth and frequency. Experimental validation of these variations was investigated and similar trends in azimuth were found. The Doppler components from an operational micro-drone in varying polarizations are shown, these demonstrate the expected signals received by a real radar system.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This work was funded by the IET A.F. Harvey Award presented to Hugh Griffiths (2013).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fioranelli, Dr Francesco
Authors: Ritchie, M., Fioranelli, F., Griffiths, H., and Torvik, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

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