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Low-cost position-adaptive UAV radar design with state-of-the-art COTS technology
Author(s): Atindra K. Mitra; Krishna M. Pasala
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Paper Abstract

A COTS-based design for a monostatic position-adaptive radar concept is presented. The development and design effort is focused on a test experiment where a onboard radar-based instrumentation system allows a mini-UAV helicopter to hover back and forth in front of two large (side-by-side) “building-type” structures. Under this concept, the “smart” or “robotic” mini-UAV helicopter “position-adaptively” converges to a location between the two “building-type” structures in order to interrogate an object-of-interest that may be located between these “building-type” structures. Design issues with regard to major sub-systems and interfaces between these sub-systems are discussed. Applications for this type of system include intelligence gathering from indoor and outdoor urban environments and underground facilities via deployment a tier of position-adaptive mini-UAV’s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5410, Radar Sensor Technology VIII and Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VII, (12 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541063
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Atindra K. Mitra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Krishna M. Pasala, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5410:
Radar Sensor Technology VIII and Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VII
Robert Trebits; Roger Appleby; David A. Wikner; James L. Kurtz; Neil N. Salmon, Editor(s)

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