Preliminary Results of Ground-Based Noise SAR Experiments

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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Ma?likowski, ?ukasz; Malanowski, Mateusz; Kulpa, Krzysztof (Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warszawa, Poland)
Contartese, Clara (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)

The paper describes the first results of ground-based noise SAR experiments carried out at Warsaw University of Technology. The radar system was built with Commercial Off-The-Shelf components: patch antennas, an arbitrary waveform generator and a two-channel spectrum analyzer. It operated in a stop-and-go mode with a limited aperture. In order to obtain better range resolution, bandwidth synthesis was performed using stepped-frequency approach. The aim of the experiment was to create an image of a real radar scenery in a SAR. The paper shows the system setup, signal processing stage and the results obtained with the recorded signals.