A Novel SAR Ambiguity Function for Civil Traffic Monitoring

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Marques, Paulo (Instituto de Telecomunicações/Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal)

This paper presents and evaluates a novel SAR ambiguity function for civil traffic monitoring. The novelty consists in introducing the capability to discriminate targets moving in a predefined direction of interest, reducing the contribution of traffic moving in undesired directions. Experimental results show that the modified SAR ambiguity function provides better results than the traditional methodology and may, therefore, be useful for civil traffic monitoring using single channel synthetic aperture radar data.