Acceleration Independent Along-Track Velocity Estimation of Moving Targets

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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Baumgartner, Stefan V.; Krieger, Gerhard (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Muenchner Strasse 20, 82234 Wessling, GERMANY)

In the paper a method for along-track velocity estimation of moving targets is presented. This method exploits the along-track interferometric (ATI) phase ramp of a range compressed moving target signal between two or more receiving channels. The slope of this phase ramp is mainly influenced by the along-track velocity but not by accelerations. Hence, acceleration independent along-track velocity estimation is feasible. A verification of the proposed method is performed by using both simulations and real two- and four-channel X-band data acquired with DLR’s E-SAR and F-SAR system.