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Results of the sub-thirty-pound high-resolution miniSAR demonstration
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Paper Abstract

Sandia-developed SAR systems are well known for their real-time, high quality, high resolution imagery. One such system, the General Atomics Lynx radar, has been successfully demonstrated on medium-payload UAVs, including the Predator and Fire Scout. Previously, Sandia reported on its system concept and roadmap for SAR miniaturization, including details of the miniSAR program. This paper and its companions provide an update for miniSAR and discuss the results of the successful May 2005 demonstration of the 26 pound, 4-inch resolution system. Accordingly, the miniSAR system and software implementation and performance are reviewed. Additionally, future plans for miniSAR and the Sandia SAR/GMTI miniaturization efforts are discussed, such as the currently planned miniSAR demonstration onboard a small-payload UAV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6209, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications III, 62090C (5 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666727
Show Author Affiliations
Dale F. Dubbert, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
April D. Sweet, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
George R. Sloan, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6209:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications III
Daniel J. Henry, Editor(s)

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