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3D Visualization of Radar Backscattering Diagrams Based on OpenGL

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20042004:581940

Received: 20 May 2003

Published: 21 March 2004


A digital method of calculating the radar backscattering diagrams is presented. The method uses a digital model of an arbitrary scattering object in the 3D graphics package "OpenGL" and calculates the backscattered signal in the physical optics approximation. The backscattering diagram is constructed by means of rotating the object model around the radar-target line.

Keywords and phrases

radar scatteringbackscattering diagramsphysical optics

Authors’ Affiliations

Interstate Joint Stock Corporation “Vympel,”


© Zhulina 2004