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  1. Forming rotated SAR images by real-time motion compensation.

    Proper waveform parameter selection allows collecting Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) phase history data on a rotated grid in the Fourier Space of the scene being imaged. Subsequent image formation preserves the rotated geometry to allow SAR images to be formed at arbitrary rotation angles without the use of computationally expensive interpolation or resampling operations. This should be useful where control of image orientation is desired such as generating squinted stripmaps and VideoSAR applications, among others.
  2. Basics of Polar-Format algorithm for processing Synthetic Aperture Radar images.

    The purpose of this report is to provide a background to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image formation using the Polar Format (PFA) processing algorithm. This is meant to be an aid to those tasked to implement real-time image formation using the Polar Format processing algorithm.
  3. Compound radar waveforms with multiple frames.

    Abstract not provided.
  4. Random-phase radar waveforms with shaped spectrum.

    Abstract not provided.
  5. Radar antenna pointing for optimized signal to noise ratio.

    The Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of a radar echo signal will vary across a range swath, due to spherical wavefront spreading, atmospheric attenuation, and antenna beam illumination. The antenna beam illumination will depend on antenna pointing. Calculations of geometry are complicated by the curved earth, and atmospheric refraction. This report investigates optimizing antenna pointing to maximize the minimum SNR across the range swath.
  6. Some comments on GMTI false alarm rate.

    Abstract not provided.
  7. Optimal antenna beamwidth for stripmap SAR.

    Abstract not provided.
  8. Initial assessment of an airborne Ku-band polarimetric SAR.

    Polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has been used for a variety of dual-use research applications since the 1940s. By measuring the direction of the electric field vector from radar echoes, polarimetry may enhance an analysts understanding of scattering effects for both earth monitoring and tactical surveillance missions. Polarimetry may provide insight into surface types, materials, or orientations for natural and man-made targets. Polarimetric measurements may also be used to enhance the contrast between scattering surfaces such as man-made objects and their surroundings. This report represents an initial assessment of the utility of, and applications for, polarimetric SAR at Ku-band formore » airborne or unmanned aerial systems.« less
  9. Some comments on performance requirements for DMTI radar.

    Abstract not provided.
  10. Performance limits for exo-clutter Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) radar.

    The performance of a Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) radar system depends on a variety of factors, many which are interdependent in some manner. It is often difficult to 'get your arms around' the problem of ascertaining achievable performance limits, and yet those limits exist and are dictated by physics. This report identifies and explores those limits, and how they depend on hardware system parameters and environmental conditions. Ultimately, this leads to a characterization of parameters that offer optimum performance for the overall GMTI radar system. While the information herein is not new to the literature, its collection into amore » single report hopes to offer some value in reducing the 'seek time'.« less
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