2019-01-24 Welcome guest,  Sign In  |  Sign Up
Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 11 , Vol. 15 , 2017    10.3788/COL201715.112201

Cross section measurements of scale-model tactical targets by using 0.1 THz compact radar system
Xueying Nie1, Yuli Zhang1, Feidi Xiang1, Jianguo Lu2, Xin Huang3, Kejia Wang1, Jinsong Liu1, and Zhengang Yang2
1 Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, [Huazhong University of Science and Technology], Wuhan 430074, China
2 School of Optical and Electronic Information, [Huazhong University of Science and Technology], Wuhan 430074, China
3 [Science and Technology on Electromagnetic Scattering Laboratory], Shanghai 20043 8, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(11): pp.112201

Topic:Optical design and fabrication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 220.4830  230.0220  

We present a new compact radar system to measure a terahertz radar cross section (RCS) of metal plates, trihedral corner reflectors, and an aircraft scaled model with a 0.1 THz continuous wave. We both numerically and experimentally investigate the terahertz RCS of the metal plates and trihedral corner reflectors. The numerical simulations are obtained by using commercial software, i.e., computer simulation technology, which agree well with the experimental results. Then, the RCS of an aircraft scaled model is measured, and the experimental results are in good agreement with the physical characteristics of the scaled model. The effectiveness of our compact radar system is verified to get the RCS of complex targets, such as the scaled models of the tactical targets.

Copyright: © 2003-2012 . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 View PDF (389 KB)


Posted online:2017/9/4

Get Citation: Xueying Nie, Yuli Zhang, Feidi Xiang, Jianguo Lu, Xin Huang, Kejia Wang, Jinsong Liu, and Zhengang Yang, "Cross section measurements of scale-model tactical targets by using 0.1 THz compact radar system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(11), 112201(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the Shanghai Aerospace Science and Technology Innovation Fund (SAST) (No. SAST201345) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61475054, 11574105, and 61405063).


1. W. Liu, Y. H. Wang, and Z. Yan, in Proceedings of 2013 IEEE 11th International Conference on Electronic Measurement & Instruments (ICEMI) (2013), p.?741.

2. K. Iwaszczuk, H. Heiselberg, and P. U. Jepsen, Opt. Express 18, 26399 (2010).

3. T. M. Goyette, J. C. Dickinson, J. Waldman, and W. E. Nixon, Proc. SPIE 4053, 615 (2000).

4. M. J. Coulombe, T. Horgan, J. Waldman, J. Neilson, S. Carter, and W. Nixon, in Antenna Measurements & Techniques Association Proceedings (1996).

5. G. B. Demartinis, M. J. Coulombe, T. M. Horgan, R. H. Giles, and W. E. Nixon, Jpn. J. Clinical Med. 28, 3 (2010).

6. Z. Zheng, S. Lu, Y. Li, L. Chen, and S. Wen, Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 100605 (2012).

7. Y. Bai, J. Tang, R. Xu, and P. Liu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 14, 093201 (2016).

8. Q. Liang, G. Klatt, N. Kraub, O. Kukharenko, and T. Dekorsy, Chin. Opt. Lett. 13, 093001 (2015).

9. Y. Yang, “Research on terahertz target scattering characteristics and radar standard target cross section,” PhD. Thesis (Tianjin University, 2013).

10. Y. H. Peikang, and X. Xiaojian, Radar Target Characteristic (Electronics Industry, 2006).

11. Z. Zhang, X. Wei, C. Liu, K. Wang, J. Liu, and Z. Yang, Chin. Opt. Lett. 13, 022201 (2015).

12. K. Sarabandi, and C. Tsen-Chieh, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 44, 1348 (1996).

13. K. Sarabandi, and T. C. Chiu, in Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1995. IGARSS ‘95. ‘Quantitative Remote Sensing for Science and Applications’, International (1995), p.?2241.

14. W. Xianliang, J. Anhui Univ. Nat. Sci. Ed. 24, 85 (2000).

15. A. C. Polycarpou, C. A. Balanis, and P. A. Tirkas, in Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1993. AP-S. Digest (1993), p.?1428.

16. Y. Ruan, Radar Cross Section and Stealth Technology (National Defense Industry, 1998).

17. M. A. Hossain, Z. U. Faysal, M. S. Sobhan, and F. O. Ara, in International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information & Communication Technology (ICEEICT) (2014), p.?1.

18. “CST STUDIO SUITE 2014,” https://www.cst.com.

19. X. Nie, F. Xiang, X. Huang, J. Liu, Z. Yang, and K. Wang, Laser Technol. 40, 676 (2016).

20. W. Menzel, and B. Hunder, Electron. Lett. 20, 768 (1984).

21. T. Li, D. Yang, and J. Wang, Chin. Opt. Lett. 12, 082501 (2014).

22. L. Zhang, Measurement and Imaging Diagnosis of Radar Target Scattering Characteristics (China Astronautic, 2009).

Save this article's abstract as
Copyright©2018 Chinese Optics Letters 沪ICP备15018463号-7 公安备案沪公网安备 31011402005522号