Bistatic SAR Experiment with the Ingara Imaging Radar: Preliminary Results

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Goh, Alvin S.; Preiss, Mark; Stacy, Nick J. S. (Defence Science and Technology Organisation, PO Box 1500, Edinburgh, South Australia, 5111)
Goh, Alvin S.; Gray, Douglas A. (School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 5005)

The Ingara fully-polarimetric X-band airborne imaging radar system has recently been upgraded to conduct experimental SAR data collections in a bistatic geometry. Initial trials of the new bistatic SAR system were conducted in late 2007: these involved operation of the airborne radar in a fine-resolution (600 MHz bandwidth) circular spotlight-SAR mode, in conjunction with a newly-developed fully-polarimetric stationary ground-based bistatic receiver. This paper gives an overview of the Ingara bistatic SAR system, discusses the experiments and data processing, and presents initial experimental results.