Accession Number:

ADA142117

Title:

Imaging with Radar Returns

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES IMAGE PROCESSING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

243.0

Abstract:

This dissertation presents both analytic and processing techniques for various radar imaging systems. A two dimensional system classification method, which is very general and hence applies to the special case of radar imaging systems as well, is proposed to assist in understanding the structure and describing the limitations of 2-D systems. Once a given system is identified with the simplest possible class, the specific techniques can be directly utilized to process the data or reconstruct the images. Following a review of radar imaging principles, several coherent radar systems are analyzed and experimented upon. They include synthetic aperture radar SAR ground mapping, imaging of an aircraft target from turntable data, and imaging of a flying aircraft target. In each case the point spread function PSF of the imaging system is derived or estimated. Physical considerations are then incorporated in mathematical PSFs to categorize the imaging systems according to the aforementioned system classification principle proposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE