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What maritime ISAR designers should know about ship dynamics
Author(s): A. W. Doerry
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Paper Abstract

ISAR has enjoyed some success in imaging maritime targets, particularly ships. In fact, a number of maritime ISAR systems have been operational for a number of years. With ISAR, the ship's own motion is critical to forming well-resolved ISAR images. Seemingly important to accounting for ship motion is to first understand the nature of the ship motion that we are likely to encounter. Designing ships for specific motion characteristics is the domain of naval architecture. This paper presents some preliminary analysis of naval architecture principles, and typical ship designs' impact on the ISAR problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8361, Radar Sensor Technology XVI, 83611C (8 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918107
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A. W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8361:
Radar Sensor Technology XVI
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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