Recent Results of High Resolution Ground Image Formation Using Miniaturized C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar

Konferenz: EUSAR 2016 - 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 in Hamburg, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Samczynski, Piotr; Gromek, Damian; Drozdowicz, Jedrzej; Wielgo, Maciej; Klincewicz, Karol; Grabowski, Adam; Baczyk, Marcin; Kulpa, Krzysztof (Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

This paper presents recent results of experimental trials using an airborne C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) named SARenka developed at the Warsaw University of Technology. SARenka is a lightweight demonstrator of small size which uses a low power Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar operating in C-band. The radar demonstrator allows for high resolution SAR imaging and real-time on-board processing. The radar was developed for operation on aircrafts and medium sized Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as a testbed of SAR technology. This paper presents the radar design and the recent results of the tests performed with the small manned aircraft PZL-104 Wilga and medium sized UAVs as radar carriers.