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Radar system and antenna with delay lines and method thereof

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A radar system, apparatus, and method includes at least one radar transmitter for transmitting an electromagnetic waveform; a receiving antenna comprising a plurality of receiving antenna elements and delay lines, each of the plurality of receiving antenna elements receiving the return signal operatively associated with a predetermined delay line; each delay line having a delay length which produces a different phase delay in the return signal; the different phase delays producing substantially different antenna patterns for the received signal at a given frequency; at least one processor operatively connected to receive data from the plurality of delay lines; the at least one processor operating to analyze the substantially different beam patterns for a given frequency; whereby the processing of the data produces results indicating the presence and location of a target.

Inventors: 
Goldman, Geoffrey Howard
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2010-05-07
Grant Date: 
2012-12-11
Grant time: 
949 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
17
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
3
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY