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Effect of roll, pitch, and yaw motions on ISAR imaging
Author(s): Victor C. Chen; William J. Miceli
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the effect of roll, pitch and yaw rotations on inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging. An ideal ISAR image of a target with regular motion can be derived from the image projection plane and the radar line-of-sight unit vector. Roll, pitch and yaw rotations induce time-varying Doppler shifts that can be analyzed through the rotation matrix and the effective rotation vector. We simulated the process of ISAR imaging of a rotating target. Thus, the effect of rotational motion on ISAR imaging can be observed, and the effect of individual rotation components can be studied separately. For a target with regular motion, perturbations of roll and pitch motions may make image blurring if conventional motion compensation is used. Advanced motion compensation algorithms that compensate the perturbations may improve the image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3810, Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications IV, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364069
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Victor C. Chen, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
William J. Miceli, Office of Naval Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3810:
Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications IV
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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