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Title: Signal based motion compensation for synthetic aperture radar

Abstract

The purpose of the Signal Based Motion Compensation (SBMC) for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) effort is to develop a method to measure and compensate for both down range and cross range motion of the radar in order to provide high quality focused SAR imagery in the absence of precision measurements of the platform motion. Currently SAR systems require very precise navigation sensors for motion compensation. These sensors are very expensive and are often supplied in pairs for reliability. In the case of GPS they can be jammed, further degrading performance. This makes for a potentially very expensive and possibly vulnerable SAR system. SBMC can eliminate or reduce the need for these expensive navigation sensors thus reducing the cost of budget minded SAR systems. The results on this program demonstrated the capability of the SBMC approach.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Technology Service Corporation, Los Angeles, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
764587
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-96ER82294
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Jun 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; MOTION; MITIGATION; SIGNAL CONDITIONING; NAVIGATION; PERFORMANCE; RADAR; RELIABILITY

Citation Formats

John Kirk. Signal based motion compensation for synthetic aperture radar. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/764587.
John Kirk. Signal based motion compensation for synthetic aperture radar. United States. doi:10.2172/764587.
John Kirk. Mon . "Signal based motion compensation for synthetic aperture radar". United States. doi:10.2172/764587. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/764587.
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abstractNote = {The purpose of the Signal Based Motion Compensation (SBMC) for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) effort is to develop a method to measure and compensate for both down range and cross range motion of the radar in order to provide high quality focused SAR imagery in the absence of precision measurements of the platform motion. Currently SAR systems require very precise navigation sensors for motion compensation. These sensors are very expensive and are often supplied in pairs for reliability. In the case of GPS they can be jammed, further degrading performance. This makes for a potentially very expensive and possibly vulnerable SAR system. SBMC can eliminate or reduce the need for these expensive navigation sensors thus reducing the cost of budget minded SAR systems. The results on this program demonstrated the capability of the SBMC approach.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jun 07 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
month = {Mon Jun 07 00:00:00 EDT 1999}
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