Densifying PS using bistatic SAR

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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Guarnieri, Andrea Monti; Rocca, Fabio (Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133, Milano, Italy)

In modern Monostatic SAR systems, the number of PS that can be indentified is a small fraction of the total number of pixels. A limiting factors is the dynamic range of the acquisition and focusing system, much more stringent than the dynamic of the backscatter. The system proposed overcomes the problem by exploiting a constellation with one illuminator and one or more bistatic passive SARs. Both illuminator and passive SAR’s generate interferometric series of the same scene, but from different perspectives. The complementary images are combined to give a denser PS set. The bistatic angle is designed to reduce the dihedrals dynamic to avoid to mask other targets.