Sector Imaging Radar for Enhanced Vision
Krieger, Gerhard and Mittermayer, Josef and Buckreuss, Stefan and Wendler, Michael and Sutor, Thomas and Witte, Franz and Moreira, Alberto (2003) Sector Imaging Radar for Enhanced Vision. Aerospace Science and Technology, 7 (2), pp. 147-158. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/S1270-9638(02)01189-6. ISSN 1270-9638.
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SIREV (Sector Imaging Radar for Enhanced Vision) is an innovative airborne radar system which can supply high-quality images in any desired direction under almost every weather condition. In contrast to synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems, no relative motion between sensor and targets is required in SIREV. The high frame repetition frequency in SIREV allows to detect even very rapid changes in the imaged scenes. Besides providing a map of the earth s surface, the complex-valued radar images can be further processed to supply additional information about the topography and objects in the field of view. A fast processing algorithm has been developed for SIREV which allows a very accurate, phase preserving and efficient image formation. A prototype of a forward-looking SIREV system has been built up at the German Aerospace Center and raw data were obtained by a first demonstration flight using a helicopter as a moving platform. Motion errors of the platform could be extracted from the range compressed raw data avoiding the need of an inertial navigation system. The data processing results show good agreement with the theory. After image formation, coherent and incoherent image averaging processes have been applied to improve the image quality. The evaluation of the computational effort shows that a real-time hardware realization can be carried out using off-the-shelf digital components.
|Title:||Sector Imaging Radar for Enhanced Vision|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Aerospace Science and Technology|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 147-158|
|Keywords:||Forward Looking Radar, Enhanced Vision, Near Field Digital Beamforming, Situation Awareness, SAR|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|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)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Microwaves and Radar Institute|
|Deposited By:||Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Krieger|
|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2010 19:50|
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