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Title: Bi-static and mono-static synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging using a short-pulse laser

Abstract

SAR imaging may be performed using a short-pulse laser to generate range-resolved reflection data. A short-pulse laser may be advantageous over other techniques to acquire the range-resolved data, especially in cases with very distant targets or other cases with low signal-to-noise ratio information, because a short-pulse laser can determine the range to individual reflectors with a single photon return and is more adaptable to a photon-starved inversion algorithm. This technique can be used with both mono-static and bi-static SAR configurations.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805634
Patent Number(s):
10948589
Application Number:
15/798,171
Assignee:
Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/30/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Carlsten, Bruce E., Thompson, David Steven, and Palmer, David W. Bi-static and mono-static synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging using a short-pulse laser. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Carlsten, Bruce E., Thompson, David Steven, & Palmer, David W. Bi-static and mono-static synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging using a short-pulse laser. United States.
Carlsten, Bruce E., Thompson, David Steven, and Palmer, David W. Tue . "Bi-static and mono-static synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging using a short-pulse laser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805634.
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