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Interferometric radar imaging using the AN/APG-76 radar
Author(s): James D. O'Brien; Hugh D. Holt Jr.; Harold D. Maney Jr.; Lawrence P. Orwig
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes recent performance-enhancing modifications made to the AN/APG-76 radar. An interferometric radar equipped with a four-channel receiver and a seven-channel interferometric antenna, the AN/APG-76 has been used to demonstrate novel interferometric imaging concepts. Originally built as a tactical radar with air-to- air modes, SAR, and three-channel DPCA-like MTI modes, the modified radar's capabilities include: real-time autofocused imaging at 3- and 1-foot resolutions, elevation interferometric SAR (both single and repeat pass), polarimetric imaging, precision tracking by means of a tightly-coupled GPS-aided INS system, and moving target imaging using the inherent clutter-cancellation capabilities of the radar. The re-programmability of the on-board processor allows new real-time modes to be implemented, and high-speed data recording allows off-line analysis of data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2747, Radar Sensor Technology, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243086
Show Author Affiliations
James D. O'Brien, Northrop Grumman Norden Systems (United States)
Hugh D. Holt Jr., Northrop Grumman Norden Systems (United States)
Harold D. Maney Jr., Northrop Grumman Norden Systems (United States)
Lawrence P. Orwig, Northrop Grumman Norden Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2747:
Radar Sensor Technology
Gerald S. Ustach, Editor(s)

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