Synthetic Aperture Radar-Moving Target Indication (SAR-MTI) Processing of Multi-Channel Airborne Radar Measurement (MCARM) Data
Final rept. Oct 2001-Aug 2004
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST
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This report examines coherent signal processing methods for combining the data that are collected via a multichannel airborne radar system for moving target detection and image formation. We study methods that convert multi-channel radar data into dual along-track monopulse Synthetic Aperture Radar SAR signals of the radiated scene. A two dimensional 2D adaptive filtering method, that projects the data in one synthesized SAR channel into the signal subspace of the other, is used for blind calibration of the monopulse SAR signals and generation of the Moving Target Indication MTI statistic. The merits of these algorithms are studied using the data from the Multi-Channel Airborne Radar Measurement MCARM system that has been developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome, New York.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding