Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
Conference 10633
Radar Sensor Technology XXII
Monday - Wednesday 16 - 18 April 2018
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
9 October 2017

Author Notification:
11 December 2017
Notifications will be sent no later than 12/15/17

Manuscript Due Date:
21 March 2018

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Fauzia Ahmad, Temple Univ. (United States)
  • Moeness G. Amin, Villanova Univ. (United States)
  • Joseph C. Deroba, U.S. Army CERDEC Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (United States)
  • Mark Govoni, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • John E. Gray, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Dahlgren Div. (United States)
  • Majeed Hayat, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
  • Chandra Kambhamettu, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
  • Seong-Hwoon Kim, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (United States)
  • Marco O. Lanzagorta, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
  • Changzhi Li, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
  • Jenshan Lin, Univ. of Florida (United States)
  • Robert Linnehan, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)
  • Ronald D. Lipps, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
  • David G. Long, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
  • Neeraj Magotra, Western New England Univ. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Anthony F. Martone, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Gregory J. Mazzaro, The Citadel (United States)
  • George J. Moussally, Mirage Systems (United States)
  • Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
  • Marius Necsoiu, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
  • Lam H. Nguyen, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Hector A. Ochoa, The Univ. of Texas at Tyler (United States)
  • Thomas Pizzillo, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
  • Zhijun G. Qiao, The Univ. of Texas-Pan American (United States)
  • Ann M. Raynal, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
  • Jerry Silvious, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • David Tahmoush, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
  • Russell Vela, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • Frank Yakos, Consultant (United States)
  • Yan Zhang, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
  • Ruolin Zhou, Western New England Univ. (United States)

Monday 16 April Show All Abstracts
Opening Remarks
Monday 16 April 2018
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chairs:
Kenneth I. Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States) ;
Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Kenneth I. Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA) and Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (USA)
Session 1:
Algorithms and Processing I
Monday 16 April 2018
8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chairs:
Gregory J. Mazzaro, The Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina (United States) ;
Brian R. Phelan, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
3D tomography for multistatic GPR subsurface sensing
Paper 10633-1
Time: 8:10 AM - 8:30 AM
Author(s): Mauricio Pereira, The Univ. of Vermont (United States); Yu Zhang, Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC (United States); Dan Orfeo, Dylan Burns, Dryver Huston, Tian Xia, The Univ. of Vermont (United States)
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3D radar imaging using interferometric ISAR
Paper 10633-2
Time: 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Author(s): Thomas M. Goyette, Jason C. Dickinson, Ryan H. Wetherbee, Jason D. Cook, Andrew J. Gatesman, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States); William E. Nixon, National Ground Intelligence Ctr. (United States)
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Application and performance of convolutional neural networks to SAR
Paper 10633-3
Time: 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Author(s): Maxine R. Fox, Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Pre-conditioning phase history data for video-SAR autofocus
Paper 10633-4
Time: 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Author(s): Robert Linnehan, Edward Bishop, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)
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High-resolution range profiling via weighted SPICE in stepped-frequency radar
Paper 10633-5
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Author(s): Jiaying Ren, Jian Li, Univ. of Florida (United States); Lam H. Nguyen, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States); John M. M. Anderson, Howard Univ. (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Session 2:
Algorithms and Processing II
Monday 16 April 2018
10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
Lam H. Nguyen, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Data quality analysis and enhancement of an airborne weather radar for scientific and multi-mission operations
Paper 10633-7
Time: 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Author(s): Ramesh Nepal, Yan R. Zhang, Guifu Zhang, Alexander Ryzhkov, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States); William Blake, Garmin International, Inc. (United States)
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Multi-hypothesis post-processing for improving air-to-air radar tracking accuracy
Paper 10633-8
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Guoqing Liu, Naiel Askar, Hong Xiong, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)
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Particle swarm optimization for radar binary phase code selection
Paper 10633-9
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Bingcheng Li, Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego (United States)
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Occlusion handling in radar for detection of obstacles using statistical model of interference
(Canceled)
Paper 10633-10
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s):
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Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 3:
Algorithms and Processing III
Monday 16 April 2018
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
Ann Marie Raynal, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Energy allocation for tailored waveform design using the Taguchi method for clutter suppression and enhanced detection of targets
Paper 10633-11
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Author(s): Zacharie I. Idriss, Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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RFI mitigation for UWB radar via SPICE
Paper 10633-12
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Jeremy Johnston, Jiaying Ren, Tianyi Zhang, Jian Li, Univ. of Florida (United States); Lam H. Nguyen, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Signal processing technique for spectrally RF congested and restricted environments using the U.S. Army Research Laboratory stepped-frequency ultra-wideband radar
Paper 10633-13
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Lam H. Nguyen, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Information elasticity in pseudorandom code pulse compression
Paper 10633-14
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Andrew Z. Liu, Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Muralidhar Rangaswamy, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
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Information elasticity in ultra-wideband target detection amongst distributed clutter
Paper 10633-15
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Paul G. Singerman, Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Muralidhar Rangaswamy, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Session 4:
Micro-Doppler Exploitation
Monday 16 April 2018
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
David Tahmoush, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Application of the operator current to polarization radar and three-dimensional rotations
Paper 10633-16
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): John E. Gray, U.S. Navy (United States); Stephen R. Addison, Univ. of Central Arkansas (United States)
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Coherent 24 GHz FMCW radar system for micro-Doppler studies
Paper 10633-17
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): Samiur Rahman, Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
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Data-driven cepstral and neural learning of features for robust micro-Doppler classification
Paper 10633-18
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Baris Erol, Villanova Univ. (United States); Mehmet S. Seyfioglu, TOBB ETÜ (Turkey); Sevgi Z. Gürbüz, The Univ. of Alabama (United States); Moeness G. Amin, Villanova Univ. (United States)
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Tuesday 17 April Show All Abstracts
Session 5:
Programs and Systems I
Tuesday 17 April 2018
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
Seong-Hwoon Kim, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (United States)
Optimized radar design parameters for synthetic aperture radar with limited swath
Paper 10633-19
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Colin D. Kelly, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Brian R. Phelan, Traian Dogaru, Kelly D. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States); Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Imaging of satellites in space (IoSiS): challenges in image processing of ground-based high-resolution ISAR data
Paper 10633-20
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Simon Anger, Matthias Jirousek, Stephan Dill, Eric Schreiber, Markus Peichl, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
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Examination of radar imagery from recent data collections using the spectrally agile frequency-incrementing reconfigurable (SAFIRE) radar system
Paper 10633-22
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Brian R. Phelan, Kenneth I. Ranney, Canh Ly, Lam H. Nguyen, Kelly D. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States); Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Implementation and enhancement of Hilbert transform-based calibration in a K band FMCW radar for high-resolution security applications
Paper 10633-23
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): Arya Menon, Gokhan Mumcu, Thomas Weller, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
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Ship-relative instant multispectral positioning system
Paper 10633-24
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Dmitry S. Starodubov, Kyle McCormick, Michael Dellosa, FOMS Inc. (United States); Leo Volfson, Torrey Pines Logic, Inc. (United States)
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Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 6:
Single-scan Target Tracking: Keynote Session
Tuesday 17 April 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
John E. Gray, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Dahlgren Div. (United States)
A crash course in basic single-scan target tracking (abridged) (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 10633-25
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): David F. Crouse, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 7:
Profiles in Industry I
Tuesday 17 April 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chairs:
Kenneth I. Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States) ;
Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Radars and RF systems at Raytheon (Invited Paper)
Paper 10633-26
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Seong-Hwoon Kim, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (United States)
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Heartbeats, Group 1 UAS, and explosive hazards, oh my! Addressing difficult sensing scenarios with radar (Invited Paper)
Paper 10633-27
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Steven Hunt, David Boutte, James Hogg, Allan Hunt, AKELA, Inc. (United States)
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Profiles in industry: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (Invited Paper)
Paper 10633-28
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Robert Linnehan, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Session 8:
Profiles in Industry II
Tuesday 17 April 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chairs:
Kenneth I. Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States) ;
Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
ARTEMIS radar systems: modular, multi-band SARs for versatile operations (Invited Paper)
Paper 10633-29
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): Evan C. Zaugg, Yuly Margulis, ARTEMIS, Inc. (United States)
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The NIITEK ground penetrating radar system (Invited Paper)
Paper 10633-30
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): William J. Cummings, Chemring Sensors & Electronics Systems (United States)
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Session 9:
Programs and Systems II
Tuesday 17 April 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
Russell Vela, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Detection of radio-frequency electronics by acoustic modulation of radar waves
Paper 10633-31
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): Gregory J. Mazzaro, The Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina (United States); Andrew J. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States); Matthew R. Judy, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States); Kyle A. Gallagher, Kelly D. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Integrated methodology for creating radar systems for medical and agricultural applications
Paper 10633-32
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): Yaroslav V. Savenko, National Technical Univ. of Ukraine (Ukraine)
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Software-defined radios for the implementation of randomized arrays
Paper 10633-33
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Kyle A. Gallagher, Roger Cutitta, David Vance, Abigail Hedden, Charles Dietlein, Stephen Freeman, Kenneth I. Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States); Daniel T. Galanos, Alion Science and Technology Corp. (United States)
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Session PS1:
Posters-Tuesday
Tuesday 17 April 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola Ballroom C

All symposium attendees – You are invited to attend the evening Interactive Poster Session to view the high-quality posters and engage the authors in discussion. Enjoy light refreshments while networking with colleagues in your field. Authors may set up their posters between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm the day of their poster session. Special daytime previewing prior to the session from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to access the Osceola Ballroom to view the posters.

Posters that are not set up by the 5:00 pm cut-off time will be considered no-shows, and their manuscripts may not be published. Poster authors should accompany their posters from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to answer questions from attendees. All posters and other materials must be removed no later than 8:30 pm. Any posters or materials left behind at the close of the poster session will be considered unwanted and will be discarded. SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters left up after the end of each poster session.
Radar Doppler processing with nonuniform PRF
Paper 10633-49
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
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Measuring channel balance in multi-channel radar receivers
Paper 10633-50
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Douglas Bickel, Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
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Clutter mitigation scheme in presence of wind-blown foliage for FMCW radar
Paper 10633-51
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Eric P. Lam, EPLAM Systems (United States)
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Investigating the application of deep learning for electromagnetic simulation prediction
Paper 10633-52
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Steven R. Price, Mississippi College (United States); Stanton R. Price, Mississippi State Univ. (United States); Carey D. Price, Clay B. Blount, U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (United States)
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UWB 3D near-field imaging with a sparse MIMO antenna array for concealed weapon detection
Paper 10633-55
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Erman Anadol, Ilgin Seker, Sedat Camlica, Tankut O. Topbas, ASELSAN A.S. (Turkey); Sencer S. Koc, Lale Alatan, Figen S. Oktem, Ozlem Aydin Civi, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
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Software-defined radar: recent experiments and results
Paper 10633-56
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Kenneth I. Ranney, Kyle A. Gallagher, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States); Daniel T. Galanos, Alion Science and Technology Corp. (United States); Roger Cutitta, Abigail S. Hedden, Stephen Freeman, Charles R. Dietlein, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Wideband directions of arrival estimation of chirp sources using compressive sensing
Paper 10633-57
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Luay A. Alirkhis, Arnab Shaw, Wright State Univ (United States)
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Wednesday 18 April Show All Abstracts
Session 10:
Algorithms and Processing IV
Wednesday 18 April 2018
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
Yan R. Zhang, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
A thorough analysis of various geometries for a dynamic calibration target for through-wall and through-rubble radar
Paper 10633-34
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Michael J. Harner, Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); John R. Jendzurski, Nicholas G. Paulter, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
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Characterization of wall structures with microwaves
Paper 10633-35
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Alexander Haas, Markus Peichl, Stephan Dill, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
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Imaging radar performance analysis using product dark regions
Paper 10633-36
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Ann Marie Raynal, Douglas L. Bickel, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
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The Aharonov Ansatz as a means for realizing Woodward's synthesis principle for metamaterial designs
Paper 10633-37
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): John E. Gray, U.S. Navy (United States); Kahlil R. Gedin, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Dahlgren Div. (United States)
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Tunable Vivaldi antenna design for frequency scanning
(Canceled)
Paper 10633-38
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s):
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Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 11:
Noise Radar
Wednesday 18 April 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chairs:
Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States) ;
Yan R. Zhang, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Analysis of transmission and polarization optimization of counter-small UAS (C-SUAS) radar and jamming
Paper 10633-39
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Charles Thumann, Yan R. Zhang, Yih-Ru Huang, John Dyer, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
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Microwave imaging using ultrawideband noise waveforms for nondestructive testing of multilayer structures
Paper 10633-40
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Marc D. Navagato, Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Ultra-wideband direction-of-arrival considerations for antenna arrays in the presence of mutual coupling
Paper 10633-41
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): David B. Alexander, Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Braham Himed, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 12:
Quantum Aspects of Radar Sensing
Wednesday 18 April 2018
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
Kyle A. Gallagher, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Combining multi-photon entanglement, hyper-entanglement, and quantum networks for enhanced sensing
Paper 10633-42
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Author(s): James F. Smith, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
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Session 13:
Nonlinear and Cognitive Radar
Wednesday 18 April 2018
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Ballroom Level, Osceola 3
Session Chair:
Kyle A. Gallagher, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Cognitive radar utilizing multifunctional reconfigurable antennas
Paper 10633-47
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Ali Cafer Gurbuz, Sevgi Z. Gürbüz, The Univ. of Alabama (United States); Bedri Cetiner, Utah State Univ. (United States)
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Predictive energy detection for inferring radio frequency activity
Paper 10633-48
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Jacob A. Kovarskiy, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Anthony F. Martone, Kyle A. Gallagher, Kelly D. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States); Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Aerostat borne ISAR autofocus imaging based on phase retrieval
Paper 10633-6
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Hongyin Shi, Saiyue Xia, Yanshan Univ. (China); Zhijun G. Qiao, The Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley (United States)
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