Copolar Calibration of Multistatic Radar in the Presence of Multipath

Palamà, R., Greco, M., Gini, F., Fioranelli, F. , Ritchie, M. and Griffiths, H. (2016) Copolar Calibration of Multistatic Radar in the Presence of Multipath. In: 2016 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf), Philadelphia PA, USA, 2-6 May 2016, (doi:10.1109/RADAR.2016.7485182)

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This paper addresses the Polarimetrie calibration of the nodes of a multistatic radar system, by using a reference object with known scattering matrix, such as a metallic sphere. A calibration technique is proposed and its experimental validation performed in a realistic scenario, by accounting also for the multipath effect. The intensity of the signal scattered by a metallic sphere and received by the monostatic and bistatic nodes of the NetRAD system is measured, by varying the antenna height, the object range and the bistatic angle. The adopted calibration technique shows a quite good accuracy, as the calibrated values of the radar cross section of the reference object are close to the theoretical ones, after the compensation of the multipath effect.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fioranelli, Dr Francesco
Authors: Palamà, R., Greco, M., Gini, F., Fioranelli, F., Ritchie, M., and Griffiths, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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