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Title: Lynx: A High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar

Abstract

Lynx is a high resolution, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) that has been designed and built by Sandia National Laboratories in collaboration with General Atomics (GA). Although Lynx may be operated on a wide variety of manned and unmanned platforms, it is primarily intended to be fielded on unmanned aerial vehicles. In particular, it may be operated on the Predator, I-GNAT, or Prowler II platforms manufactured by GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The Lynx production weight is less than 120 lb. and has a slant range of 30 km (in 4 mm/hr rain). It has operator selectable resolution and is capable of 0.1 m resolution in spotlight mode and 0.3 m resolution in stripmap mode. In ground moving target indicator mode, the minimum detectable velocity is 6 knots with a minimum target cross-section of 10 dBsm. In coherent change detection mode, Lynx makes registered, complex image comparisons either of 0.1 m resolution (minimum) spotlight images or of 0.3 m resolution (minimum) strip images. The Lynx user interface features a view manager that allows it to pan and zoom like a video camera. Lynx was developed under corporate finding from GA and will be manufactured by GA for both military and commercial applications.more » The Lynx system architecture will be presented and some of its unique features will be described. Imagery at the finest resolutions in both spotlight and strip modes have been obtained and will also be presented.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
4263
Report Number(s):
SAND99-0562C
TRN: AH200113%%133
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SPIE AeroSense, Orlando, FL (US), 04/05/1999--04/09/1999; Other Information: PBD: 8 Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; DETECTION; RADAR; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; REMOTE SENSING; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; SPECIFICATIONS

Citation Formats

Doerry, A W, Hensley, W H, Pace, F, Stence, J, Tsunoda, S I, Walker, B C, and Woodring, M. Lynx: A High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Doerry, A W, Hensley, W H, Pace, F, Stence, J, Tsunoda, S I, Walker, B C, & Woodring, M. Lynx: A High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar. United States.
Doerry, A W, Hensley, W H, Pace, F, Stence, J, Tsunoda, S I, Walker, B C, and Woodring, M. Mon . "Lynx: A High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4263.
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abstractNote = {Lynx is a high resolution, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) that has been designed and built by Sandia National Laboratories in collaboration with General Atomics (GA). Although Lynx may be operated on a wide variety of manned and unmanned platforms, it is primarily intended to be fielded on unmanned aerial vehicles. In particular, it may be operated on the Predator, I-GNAT, or Prowler II platforms manufactured by GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The Lynx production weight is less than 120 lb. and has a slant range of 30 km (in 4 mm/hr rain). It has operator selectable resolution and is capable of 0.1 m resolution in spotlight mode and 0.3 m resolution in stripmap mode. In ground moving target indicator mode, the minimum detectable velocity is 6 knots with a minimum target cross-section of 10 dBsm. In coherent change detection mode, Lynx makes registered, complex image comparisons either of 0.1 m resolution (minimum) spotlight images or of 0.3 m resolution (minimum) strip images. The Lynx user interface features a view manager that allows it to pan and zoom like a video camera. Lynx was developed under corporate finding from GA and will be manufactured by GA for both military and commercial applications. The Lynx system architecture will be presented and some of its unique features will be described. Imagery at the finest resolutions in both spotlight and strip modes have been obtained and will also be presented.},
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