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Position-adaptive scatterer localization for radar imaging applications
Author(s): Sean Young; Atindra K. Mitra; Tom Morton; Raul Ordonez
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Paper Abstract

Position-Adaptive Radar concepts have been formulated and investigated at the AFRL within the past few years. Adopting a position-adaptive approach to the design of distributed radar systems shows potential for the development of future radar systems that function under a variety of new and challenging environments. Specifically, we investigate notional control geometries and trajectories for multi-platform SUAV applications by integrating additional electromagnetic scattering-based metrics within more generic overall objective functions for multi-SUAV controls systems. We show that the formulation of these new categories of objective functions lead to realizations of multiplatform SUAV trajectories that position adaptively converge to a set of RF leakage points. After position-adaptive convergence to a set of leakage points, we show that an embedded scatterer (i.e. a metal cylinder) can be imaged by applying radar processing techniques derived for sparse apertures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 730812 (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816589
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Sean Young, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Atindra K. Mitra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Tom Morton, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Raul Ordonez, Univ. of Dayton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7308:
Radar Sensor Technology XIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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