Time-Domain Scattering Characteristics and Jamming Effectiveness in Corner Reflectors

Ying Luo, Lixin Guo, Yanchun Zuo, Wei Liu
2021 IEEE Access  
The outboard corner reflectors are widely used as a countermeasure to radar tracking and detection. Therefore, it is essential to determine the composite time-domain scattering characteristics of the corner reflector and ship against the sea background and the jamming effectiveness of the corner reflector array. In this paper, the composite electromagnetic scattering characteristics of ship target, corner reflector, and the sea surface are studied based on the time-domain bouncing ray method
more » ... SBR). The radar echo and broadband radar cross section (RCS) results for the time domain pulse incident are also obtained and the high-resolution range profile (HRRP) is calculated. We then devise an evaluation system based on centroid jamming intensity and range profile similarity to determine the jamming characteristics of passive jamming. We further propose an array composing of three sizes of corner reflectors. Finally, the centroid jamming effectiveness is analyzed by comparing the RCS of the corner reflector array and the ship, and the deception jamming effectiveness is measured by calculating the range profile similarity based on the cosine similarity method and the range profile peak envelope overlap. Simulation results show that the reflector array can achieve a good performance both for centroid and range profile deception. The simulation results given and the evaluation method proposed in this paper provides significant practical insights into the design and analysis of the passive jamming systems. INDEX TERMS Time-domain bouncing ray method, jamming effectiveness evaluation, passive jamming, high-resolution range profile. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ VOLUME 9, 2021
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3053116 fatcat:7ggxotnpqfbn7hhdgpxj3q2poe