Accession Number:

ADA539296

Title:

The SlimSAR: A Small, Multi-Frequency, Synthetic Aperture Radar for UAS Operation

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARTEMIS INC HAUPPAUGE NY

Report Date:

2010-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The SlimSAR is a small, low-cost, Synthetic Aperture Radar SAR and represents a new advancement in high-performance SAR. ARTEMIS employed a unique design methodology that exploits previous developments in designing the Slim- SAR to be smaller, lighter, and more flexible while consuming less power than typical SAR systems. With an L-band core, and frequency block converters, the system is very suitable for use on a number of small UASs. Both linear-frequency-modulated continuous-wave LFM-CW, which achieves high signal-to-noise ratio while transmitting with less power, and pulsed mode have been tested. The flexible control software allows us to change the radar parameters in flight. The system has a built-in high quality GPSIMU motion measurement solution and can also be packaged with a small data link and a gimbal for high frequency antennas. Multi-frequency SAR provides day and night imaging through smoke, dust, rain, and clouds with the advantages of additional capabilities at different frequencies i.e. dry ground and foliage penetration at low frequencies, and change detection at high frequencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE