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Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar Based on Digital Beamforming and Waveform Diversity

Krieger, Gerhard and Gebert, Nicolas and Younis, Marwan and Moreira, Alberto (2008) Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar Based on Digital Beamforming and Waveform Diversity. In: IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon), pp. 767-772. IEEE. IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon), 2008-05-26 - 2008-05-30, Rom, Italy.

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This paper introduces innovative SAR system concepts for the acquisition of high resolution radar images with wide swath coverage from spaceborne platforms. The new concepts rely on the combination of advanced multi-channel SAR front-end architectures with novel operational modes. The architectures differ regarding their implementation complexity and it is shown that even a low number of channels is already well suited to significantly improve the imaging performance and to overcome fundamental limitations inherent to classical SAR systems. The more advanced concepts employ a multidimensional encoding of the transmitted waveforms to further improve the performance and to enable a new class of hybrid SAR imaging modes that are well suited to satisfy hitherto incompatible user requirements for frequent monitoring and detailed mapping. Implementation specific issues will be discussed and examples demonstrate the potential of the new techniques for different remote sensing applications.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar Based on Digital Beamforming and Waveform Diversity
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Gebert, NicolasUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2008
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 767-772
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Digital Beamforming, MIMO SAR, Waveform Diversity, High-Resolution Wide-Swath (HRWS) SAR Imaging
Event Title:IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon)
Event Location:Rom, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-05-26 - 2008-05-30
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung eines Mini-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Krieger
Deposited On:02 Jul 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:31

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