A Priori Knowledge Based GMTI Algorithm For Traffic Monitoring Applications
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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Baumgartner, Stefan V.; Krieger, Gerhard (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Münchner Strasse 20, 82234 Wessling, Germany)
In the paper a ground moving target indication and parameter estimation algorithm applicable on single- as well as on multi-channel airborne synthetic aperture radar data is presented. The algorithm is based on a priori knowledge and operates directly on range-compressed data. Only the intersection points of the moving vehicle signals with the a priori known road axes, which are mapped into the range-compressed data domain, are evaluated. The algorithm needs low computational power and, hence, it is suitable for real-time traffic monitoring applications. The absolute velocities, the headings and the geocoded positions of the detected moving vehicles can be estimated. A verification of the algorithm is done using real dual-channel data acquired with DLR’s new airborne system F-SAR.