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Motion measurement for high-accuracy real-time airborne SAR
Author(s): Theodore J. Kim
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Paper Abstract

A real-time airborne synthetic aperture radar requires accurate measurement of the antenna at high and low frequencies to produce well-focused images with minimal target location errors. Sandia National Laboratories achieves accurate motion measurement by updating a navigation solution derived from an inertial measurement unit with global positioning system measurements via a unique Kalman filter. An overview of the motion measurement design and implementation is presented for the Lynx and Rapid Terrain Visualization radars, as well as results from a variety of experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5410, Radar Sensor Technology VIII and Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VII, (12 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542410
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Theodore J. Kim, Sandia National Labs. (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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