NECEC 2017 has ended
View analytic
Wednesday, November 15 • 12:00 - 12:20
An Alternative Periodogram-based Derivation of the First-order Radar Cross-Section for a Bistatic HF-radar configuration

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Since the time of Lord Rayleigh, the usual approach to find the power spectral density of the reflected electric field from a rough surface has been to represent the surface as a Fourier series, and then find the Fourier transform of the autocorrelation of this reflected E-field. This can be viewed as a correlogram approach to finding the power spectral density. In the present work, we instead use a periodogram-based approach, which calculates the power spectral density directly in the frequency domain. From the calculated power spectral density, an alternative form of the first-order radar cross section per unit area of the ocean surface is found. In this paper, the derivation of this new first-order radar cross section per unit area will be detailed, and compared to those from the traditional correlogram approach.

Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:00 - 12:20
Conception Bay South 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, NL, Canada