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A smart radar absorber based on the phase-switched screen

Chambers, B. and Tennant, A. (2005) A smart radar absorber based on the phase-switched screen. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 53 (1 (par). pp. 394-403. ISSN 0018-926X


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Although conventional (i.e., passive) radar absorbers are widely used for modifying the radar cross-section (RCS) of current military platforms, such absorbers may not have adequate performance to satisfy future requirements. Active absorbers, however, offer the potential to overcome the so-called Rozanov performance limit and to enable additional smart functionality such as monitoring damage, adaptive control of RCS or target appearance, identification-friend-or-foe, and absorb-while-scan. This paper outlines the concept and basic properties of a novel type of active radar absorber, the so-called phase-switched screen (PSS). The basic PSS topology is then modified so as to enable it to operate as a smart radar absorber when used together with an external sensor and feedback control loop. System implementation issues and the optimum choice of design parameters for a range of operational scenarios are discussed, and theoretical predictions are supported by measured performance data.

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Keywords: electromagnetic scattering, modulation, radar absorbing material, radar cross-section
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2014 05:26
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2004.838795
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/TAP.2004.838795
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/801

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