Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar – TIF - Report (Phase I)

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Authors
  1. Gierull, C.H.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This technical report presents theoretical and experimental results of phase I of the Technology Investment Fund (TIF) project on low probability of intercept, that is bistatic SAR. In bistatic SAR, the transmitter and receiver are spatially separated and hence, the risks of detection and localization are significantly reduced, i.e., its vulnerability to jamming is reduced and its survivability significantly increased. Bistatic SAR images include information that is complementary to monostatic images due to the different scattering mechanisms involved. Such information could lead to the development of new techniques for automatic target recognition and classification. The project investigates the feasibility of bistatic SAR and identifies performance limits through a trade-off analysis between radar parameters/geometry and achievable resolution. As the main result, conclusions are drawn regarding the bistatic observation time and the subsequent imaging performance under different bistatic configurations, as well as the performance degradation due to severe oscillator phase noise or jitter. The report also includes a description of a bistatic SAR simulator, an implemented version of a time domain bistatic SAR processor, and the analysis of existing experimental bistatic clutter data sets.

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Keywords
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR);Bistatic SAR;Performance Analysis
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TR-2004-190 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2004
Number of Pages
112
DSTKIM No
CA025578
CANDIS No
523308
Format(s):
CD ROM

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