Implementation of a MIMO SAR Imaging Mode for NASA's Next Generation Airborne L-Band SAR

Konferenz: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04.06.2018 - 07.06.2018 in Aachen, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2018

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Rommel, Tobias; Younis, Marwan; Krieger, Gerhard; Moreira, Alberto (German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany)
Rincon, Rafael (National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA)

Radar systems with multiple transmit and multiple receive channels (MIMO) are capable of advanced imaging modes that can benefit the next generation of Earth science and planetary science Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) missions. Apart from an increased flexibility, MIMO-SAR enables simultaneous full-polarized acquisitions without any reduction of the swath width or resolution. By making use of an innovative orthogonal-waveform beamforming technique, sufficient suppression of cross-correlation interference from orthogonal signals can be achieved. For verification of this MIMO-SAR imaging mode, the airborne radar sensor DBSAR-2 operated by NASA will serve as a test bed.