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Sidelooking Airborne Radar Imagery, Transmission And Interpretation
Author(s): H. P. Kenner
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Paper Abstract

The AN/APD-10 Sidelooking Airborne Reconnaissance Radar is a high resolution, coherent synthetic aperture system which records the Doppler phase histories of terrain features and fixed and moving targets illuminated by the transmitted radar beam. Imagery can be obtained from high and low altitudes, over a wide range of aircraft speeds, in daylight or darkness and under all weather conditions. The reconnaissance data is initially recorded on 241 mm-wide continuous photographic film which is subsequently processed in a ground-based optical correlator-processor to produce a photographic strip map which resembles that obtained with aerial cameras. Of particular significance is the fact that the radar imagery can be obtained at ranges of up to 94 kilometers to either side of the aircraft flight path, permitting acquisition of vital reconnaissance data without violating political borders.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1979
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0175, Airborne Reconnaissance IV, (1 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957202
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H. P. Kenner, U. S. Naval Air Station (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0175:
Airborne Reconnaissance IV
Charles Haney; Donald Jarvis, Editor(s)

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