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Characteristics of the high-performance highly digitized multi-purpose radar system GigaRad

Jirousek, Matthias and Anger, Simon and Dill, Stephan and Peichl, Markus and Schreiber, Eric and Schreiber, Harald (2018) Characteristics of the high-performance highly digitized multi-purpose radar system GigaRad. German Microwave Conference (GeMiC), 2018-03-12 - 2018-03-14, Freiburg.

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Abstract

In the past years DLR has developed and operates a very versatile and modular high-resolution radar system for manifold applications. The so called GigaRad instrument [1] is an experimental system operating in X and Ku band, and can provide spatial resolution of a few centimeters. The waveform generation and reception in the baseband is performed by IQ modulation and demodulation, based on full digitization of the baseband signals in transmit and receive path. The system concept providing two transmit and two receive channels allows quasi monostatic, bi-static, or MIMO (multiple input multiple output) operation. The normal transmit waveform is a chirp, but also any other waveforms like noise ore orthogonal coded signals are possible [6]. Based on coherent system architecture and the realized degree of automation the applications of the instrument vary from RCS measurements, UAV detection to the Imaging of Satellites in Space (IoSiS). In this paper the basic system concept, the calibration procedure, and some applications of the instrument are outlined.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/118816/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Characteristics of the high-performance highly digitized multi-purpose radar system GigaRad
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Jirousek, MatthiasMatthias.Jirousek (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2106-9245
Anger, SimonSimon.Anger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dill, StephanStephan.Dill (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6048-1107
Peichl, MarkusMarkus.Peichl (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0226-9786
Schreiber, Ericeric.schreiber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schreiber, Haraldharald.schreiber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:high resolution, radar, SAR, calibration, imaging of objects in space, RCS measurements
Event Title:German Microwave Conference (GeMiC)
Event Location:Freiburg
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2018-03-12 - 2018-03-14
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 Sicherheitsrelevante Erdbeobachtung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Reconnaissance and Security
Deposited By: Jirousek, Dr.-Ing. Matthias
Deposited On:08 Feb 2018 08:25
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:16

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