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A small, manned aircraft as a testbed for radar sensor development
Author(s): Matthew C. Edwards; Evan C. Zaugg; David G. Long; Richard Christiansen; Alex Margulis
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Paper Abstract

The flight testing phase is vital in the development of an airborne SAR system, but can be time consuming and expensive, especially for UAS based systems. As part of a SAR design methodology, we are using a small, manned aircraft as a surrogate for UASs and other platforms. Prototypes of new systems can be easily installed on the testbed in order to quickly and inexpensively obtain sensor and motion data. These data can be used to aid in system-specific algorithm development, as well as further refinement of the system hardware as necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 730807 (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817573
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Matthew C. Edwards, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Evan C. Zaugg, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
David G. Long, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Richard Christiansen, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Alex Margulis, Artemis, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7308:
Radar Sensor Technology XIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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