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Title: IFSAR for the Rapid Terrain Visualization Demonstration

The Rapid Terrain Visualization Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (RTV-ACTD) is designed to demonstrate the technologies and infrastructure to meet the Army requirement for rapid generation of digital topographic data to support emerging crisis or contingencies. The primary sensor for this mission is an interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IFSAR) designed at Sandia National Laboratories. This paper will outline the design of the system and its performance, and show some recent flight test results. The RTV IFSAR will meet DTED level III and IV specifications by using a multiple-baseline design and high-accuracy differential and carrier-phase GPS navigation. It includes innovative near-real-time DEM production on-board the aircraft. The system is being flown on a deHavilland DHC-7 Army aircraft.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
766583
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-2690C
TRN: AH200038%%312
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 34th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Asilomar, CA (US), 10/29/2000--11/01/2000; Other Information: PBD: 31 Oct 2000
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; AIRCRAFT; COMPUTERS; DESIGN; NAVIGATION; PERFORMANCE; RADAR; COMPLEX TERRAIN