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Accession Number ADA567419
Title Command Wire Sensor Measurements.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 106p
Personal Author C. L. Yeo
Abstract After the recent success in jamming wireless improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the threat nowadays has shifted towards the use of buried command wires. A capability to immediately detect the presence of a command wire would be of great value to the troops on the ground. The major challenge of a command wire sensor is to detect the wire in clutter and achieve a high probability of detection without large number of false alarms. The objective of this thesis is to investigate the wire scattering behavior and clutter characteristics through measurements performed in the NPS anechoic chamber. The research has successfully resolved the various multipath components within the anechoic chamber. The transmit-receive coupling between the antennas was reduced through the appropriate use of absorbers. Various wire scattering and clutter characteristics were established through the measurement results. In addition, the measurement results have also demonstrated close-in clutter rejection by utilizing time gating. Recommendations for future work were proposed to gather more data to support the ongoing NPS research on the Command Wire Sensor design.
Keywords Command wire sensor
Improvised explosive devices
Time gating
Transmitter receivers
Warning systems
Wire scattering
Wireless communications

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 79A - Ammunition, Explosives, & Pyrotechnics
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
63B - Electromagnetic & Acoustic Countermeasures
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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