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Spaceborne to UAV Bistatic Radar System for High-resolution Imaging and Autonomous Navigation

Rodriguez-Cassola, Marc and Oswald, Michael and Younis, Marwan and Krieger, Gerhard and del Monte, Luca (2010) Spaceborne to UAV Bistatic Radar System for High-resolution Imaging and Autonomous Navigation. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), pp. 740-743. VDE Verlag GmbH. European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), 2010-06-08 - 2010-06-10, Aachen, Germany.

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Bistatic radars offer several advantages when compared to their monostatic counterparts. In addition to increased per- formance, 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 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 and 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. The system can provide a cheap and robust manner for enabling global UAV flight, while enabling continuous all-weather imaging capabilities.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Spaceborne to UAV Bistatic Radar System for High-resolution Imaging and Autonomous Navigation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Rodriguez-Cassola, MarcUNSPECIFIED
Oswald, MichaelEADS Astrium
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
del Monte, LucaESA
Date:9 June 2010
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 740-743
Publisher:VDE Verlag GmbH
Keywords:SAR, Remote Sensing, UAV, Navigation
Event Title:European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Event Location:Aachen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2010-06-08 - 2010-06-10
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 > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Marc Rodriguez Cassola
Deposited On:24 Jun 2010 15:53
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:22

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