Accession Number:

ADA608692

Title:

Derivation of and Discussions on the Forward-Looking Radar Imaging Point Spread Function

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2013-2014

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Efficient closed-form expressions for the point spread function are established for a forward-looking, ultra-wideband, near-field imaging algorithm that exploits a coherent frequency domain technique for focusing. The imaging performance resolution, sidelobe level, ambiguous artifact level, etc. is analyzed for on-surface and subsurface targets and compared for both single- and multi-aperture sensing geometries. The closed-form formulations and observations put forth herein are applicable for a standoff sensing system employing a two-end-transmitter bistatic configuration the theoretical results overall, however, can be readily extended for other standard sensing scenarios, including monostatic and fully multistatic ones.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE