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Lightweight SAR GMTI radar technology development
Author(s): John C. Kirk Jr.; Kai Lin; Andrew Gray; Chung Hseih; Scott Darden; Winston Kwong; Uttam Majumder; Steven Scarborough
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Paper Abstract

A small and lightweight dual-channel radar has been developed for SAR data collections. Using standard Displaced Phase Center Antenna (DPCA) radar digital signal processing, SAR GMTI images have been obtained. The prototype radar weighs 5-lbs and has demonstrated the extraction of ground moving targets (GMTs) embedded in high-resolution SAR imagery data. Heretofore this type of capability has been reserved for much larger systems such as the JSTARS. Previously, small lightweight SARs featured only a single channel and only displayed SAR imagery. Now, with the advent of this new capability, SAR GMTI performance is now possible for small UAV class radars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8714, Radar Sensor Technology XVII, 87140T (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015085
Show Author Affiliations
John C. Kirk Jr., Goleta Star, LLC (United States)
Kai Lin, Goleta Star, LLC (United States)
Andrew Gray, Goleta Star, LLC (United States)
Chung Hseih, Goleta Star, LLC (United States)
Scott Darden, Goleta Star, LLC (United States)
Winston Kwong, Goleta Star, LLC (United States)
Uttam Majumder, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Steven Scarborough, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8714:
Radar Sensor Technology XVII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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