SmartRadar: A Modular Radar Sensor for Air- and Spaceborne SAR/MTI 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: PDF

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Kirscht, Martin; Zahn, Rudolf,; Weidmann, Kosmas; Storkenmaier, Robert (EADS Deutschland GmbH, Claude-Dornier-Strasse, 88039 Friedrichshafen, Germany)

A next generation SAR/MTI radar sensor has been developed at EADS called SmartRadar (Scalable modular aerospace radar technology). It features a modular and flexible design to cope with the challenging requirements of modern air- and spaceborne radar, and which makes it easily adaptive to various performance requirements, environmental conditions, operating frequency bands, selectable bandwidths and number of receive channels as well as multiple operating modes. The new system was flown in a demonstration flight campaign in summer 2009. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image results are of very good quality and very high performance.