Synthetic Aperture Hitchhiker Imaging

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Synthetic Aperture Hitchhiker Imaging
We introduce a novel synthetic-aperture imaging method for radar systems that rely on sources of opportunity. We consider receivers that fly along arbitrary, but known, flight trajectories and develop a spatio-temporal correlationbased filtered-backprojection-type image reconstruction method. The method involves first correlating the measurements from two different receiver locations. This leads to a forward model where the radiance of the target scene is projected onto the intersection of certain hyperboloids with the surface topography. We next use microlocal techniques to develop a filtered-backprojection-type inversion method to recover the scene radiance. The method is applicable to both stationary and mobile, and cooperative and non-cooperative sources of opportunity. Additionally, it is applicable to non-ideal imaging scenarios such as those involving arbitrary flight trajectories, and has the desirable property of preserving the visible edges of the scene radiance. We present a...
Can Evren Yarman, Birsen Yazici
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TIP
Authors Can Evren Yarman, Birsen Yazici
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