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Space-based Bistatic Radar for UAV Autonomous Navigation and Surveillance System

Rodriguez-Cassola, Marc and Oswald, Michael and Younis, Marwan and del Monte, Luca and Krieger, Gerhard (2009) Space-based Bistatic Radar for UAV Autonomous Navigation and Surveillance System. In: Proceedings of the Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments (ARSI). Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments (ARSI), 2009-11-16 - 2009-11-18, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

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Bistatic radars offer several advantages when compared to their monostatic counterparts. In addition to increased performance, sensitivity, coverage and revisit times, all of them parameters which are mainly dependent on their spatial configuration, bistatic radars offer the objective advantage of being more robust to jamming, since the receiver operates as a mere passive system. The proposed system consists of a spaceborne-based radar transmitter illuminating an area of interest and one or several radar receivers mounted on a UAV to perform a two-goal mission: a) help autonomous navigation of the UAV by performing the sense & avoid function, and b) perform surveillance of the overflown area using high-resolution remote sensing techniques. Although the requirements for these significantly different tasks might seem distant, having a spaceborne transmitter ensures that the coverage needed for both purposes is achievable. Assuming the technical feasibility of the complete system, it would provide a cheap and robust manner for enabling global UAV flight, while enabling continuous all-weather imaging capabilities of the UAV-overflown areas with fair resolution values.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper, Poster)
Title:Space-based Bistatic Radar for UAV Autonomous Navigation and Surveillance System
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Rodriguez-Cassola, Marcmarc.rodriguez@dlr.de
Oswald, MichaelAstrium GmbH
Younis, Marwanmarwan.younis@dlr.de
del Monte, LucaESA HQ
Krieger, Gerhardgerhard.krieger@dlr.de
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments (ARSI)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Bistatic radar, UAV navigation
Event Title:Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments (ARSI)
Event Location:Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:2009-11-16 - 2009-11-18
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
Deposited By: Marc Rodriguez Cassola
Deposited On:02 Feb 2010 22:08
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:53

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