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Quantum Radar by Marco Lanzagorta

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction

Radar is a standoff sensing technology that was originally developed during the first half of the 20th century [105]. While the reflection of radio waves by solid objects was first observed by Heinrich Hertz in 1886, it was not until the years that followed World War One that scientists realized that radar could become a new battlefield technology. During the inter-war period, all major military powers such as the US, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and the Soviet Union, performed radar research.

The first pulse-based radar system, able to detect and estimate the range of a target, was developed at the US Naval Research Laboratory in 1934. Subsequently, radar proved to be an important tool during World ...

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