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Generating lunar bistatic SAR images using Arecibo and Mini-RF
Author(s): Daniel E. Wahl; David A. Yocky; Ben Bussey; Charles V. Jakowatz
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Paper Abstract

We have employed the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar (AO) transmitter and the Mini-RF radar onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) as a receiver to collect bistatic data of the lunar surface. In this paper, we demonstrate the ability to form bistatic polarimetric imagery with spatial resolution on the order of 50m, and to create polarimetric maps that could potentially reveal the presence of ice in lunar permanently shadowed craters. We discuss the details of the signal processing techniques that are required to allow these products to be formed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8394, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIX, 83940D (2 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923600
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Daniel E. Wahl, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
David A. Yocky, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ben Bussey, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
Charles V. Jakowatz, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8394:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIX
Edmund G. Zelnio; Frederick D. Garber, Editor(s)

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