Accession Number:

ADA135253

Title:

High Resolution Frequency Swept Imaging.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Jul 80-20 Jul 83,

Corporate Author:

MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

Abstract:

Target shape estimation in the context of inverse scattering from far field data is a longstanding problem of considerable present day interest. It can be shown from inverse scattering theory that multiaspect monostatic or bistatic frequency or impulse response measurements of the far field of a scattering object can be used to access the 3-D Fourier space or p-space of the object. Tomographic or projection images of the scattering object can then be reconstructed from the p-space data based on the projection-slice theorem stemming from the multidimensional Fourier transform. The above principles embody the foundation of 3-D tomographic or projective imaging radars capable of furnishing unprecedented resolution through a judicial combination of angular spatial, spectral, and polarization diversity. During the period of this report efficient methods for accessing the 3-D Fourier space of conducting and dielectric objects were studied and implemented using a versatile automated microwave measurement and imaging facility.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE