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Synthetic aperture radar for disaster monitoring
Author(s): R. Dunkel; R. Saddler; A. W. Doerry
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Paper Abstract

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is well known to afford imaging in darkness and through clouds, smoke, and other obscurants. As such, it is particularly useful for mapping and monitoring a variety of natural and man-made disasters. A portfolio of SAR image examples has been collected using General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.'s (GA-ASI's) Lynx® family of Ku-Band SAR systems, flown on both operational and test-bed aircraft. Images are provided that include scenes of flooding, ice jams in North Dakota, agricultural field fires in southern California, and ocean oil slicks from seeps off the coast of southern California.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8021, Radar Sensor Technology XV, 80211R (21 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884561
Show Author Affiliations
R. Dunkel, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)
R. Saddler, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)
A. W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8021:
Radar Sensor Technology XV
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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