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High-resolution long-range radar imaging at 94 GHz
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Paper Abstract

AVTIS is a compact portable remote sensing instrument originally designed for ground based surveying of active volcanic lava domes. Its primary mode of operation is active, using a monostatic 200mW 94GHz FMCW radar. The 94GHz signal is provided via a multiplied 7GHz source. Careful choice of a low-noise, highly linear 7GHz source has extended the range of the radar to at least 7km whilst retaining a range resolution of 1m. We will present results showing the range resolution and discrimination of separated targets for both natural topography at far ranges (>1km) and man made targets at close ranges (<1km). For close range imaging, the signal bandwidth can be increased to improve the range resolution allowing finer quality imagery to be retrieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6210, Radar Sensor Technology X, 62100I (8 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669670
Show Author Affiliations
Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
David G. Macfarlane, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6210:
Radar Sensor Technology X
Robert N. Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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