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Development of a MIMO Radar System Demonstrator - Calibration and Demonstration of First Results

Rommel, Tobias and Patyuchenko, Anton and Laskowski, Piotr and Younis, Marwan and Krieger, Gerhard (2012) Development of a MIMO Radar System Demonstrator - Calibration and Demonstration of First Results. In: Conference Proceedings IRS-2012, 13, pp. 113-118. MRW - Microwave and Radar Week. International Radar Symposium (IRS' 2012), 2012-05-23 - 2012-05-25, Warsaw, Poland. ISBN 978 1 4577 1835 9.

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Abstract

The success of current spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is boosting the performance requirements of next generation systems. In order to cope with the evolution of SAR the design of the new systems will need to meet higher requirements for spacial resolutions and higher coverage. This tendency is recognized nearly independently of the application area and manifests itself through several study programs initiated by space agencies aiming at the design of future SAR systems. A review of several ongoing studies shows that a promising candidate for the next generation SAR systems is a multi-channel radar utilizing digital beam-forming (DBF) techniques, which allows to overcome the fundamental high resolution/wide swath limitations of the conventional SAR systems. In this context the Microwaves and Radar Institute of German Aerospace Center is conducting the research and development of the innovative concepts and advanced operational modes for the future spaceborne SAR systems. The new imaging techniques and technologies have the potential to considerably enhance the imaging performance of future systems compared to the state-of-the-art SAR sensors like TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X, Radarsat-2 or Sentinel-1. In the framework of these activities a modular reconfigurable multi-channel DBF radar demonstrator operating at multiple frequency bands was developed in the Institute. This paper describes the architecture and calibration of the system. Furthermore, the first measurement results will be presented.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Development of a MIMO Radar System Demonstrator - Calibration and Demonstration of First Results
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Rommel, TobiasUNSPECIFIED
Patyuchenko, AntonUNSPECIFIED
Laskowski, PiotrUNSPECIFIED
Younis, MarwanUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 May 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Conference Proceedings IRS-2012
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:13
Page Range:pp. 113-118
Publisher:MRW - Microwave and Radar Week
Series Name:Conference Proceedings
ISBN:978 1 4577 1835 9
Status:Published
Keywords:MIMO, DBF, Radar, Calibration
Event Title:International Radar Symposium (IRS' 2012)
Event Location:Warsaw, Poland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2012-05-23 - 2012-05-25
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Entwicklung eines Mini-SAR
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Tobias Rommel
Deposited On:19 Jun 2012 17:05
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:23

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