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Second generation of AVTIS FMCW millimeter wave radars for mapping volcanic terrain
Author(s): David G. Macfarlane; Duncan A. Robertson; Scott L. Cassidy
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Paper Abstract

The second generation AVTIS ground-based millimeter wave instruments designed for monitoring topography of volcanic lava domes are solid state 94 GHz FMCW rastered, real beam radars operating at ranges of up to ~7 km with a range resolution of ~2.5 m. Operating ten times faster than the prototype with reduced power consumption suitable for battery powered portable use as well as installation at a telemetered site under solar power, we examine their performance as tools for monitoring topography over time and report on the operational statistics both as a radar sensor and as a means of generating digital elevation maps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9829, Radar Sensor Technology XX, 982907 (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223039
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David G. Macfarlane, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Scott L. Cassidy, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9829:
Radar Sensor Technology XX
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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