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Bistatic scattering center extraction using the shooting and bouncing ray technique
Author(s): Rajan Bhalla; Hao Ling; Shung Wu Lee; Jeff A. Hughes
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Paper Abstract

We present a technique to extract the three-dimensional (3-D) bistatic scattering center model of a target at microwave frequencies from its CAD model. The method is based on the shooting and bouncing ray (SBR) technique and is an extension of our previous work on extracting the monostatic 3-D scattering center model of complex targets. Using SBR, we first generate the bistatic 3-D radar image of the target based on a one-look inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) algorithm. Next, we use the image processing algorithm CLEAN to extract the 3-D position and strength of the scattering centers from the bistatic radar image. We test the algorithm by extracting bistatic 3-D scattering centers from several test targets and reconstructing bistatic signatures (RCS, range profile, ISAR imagery) using the bistatic scattering centers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3721, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery VI, (13 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357676
Show Author Affiliations
Rajan Bhalla, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Hao Ling, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Shung Wu Lee, Demaco, Inc. (United States)
Jeff A. Hughes, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3721:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery VI
Edmund G. Zelnio, Editor(s)

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