Accession Number : ADA292907

Title :   Research in Ground-to-Air Microwave Imaging.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PHILADELPHIA PA VALLEY FORGE RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Steinberg, Bernard D. ; Carlson, Donald

PDF Url : ADA292907

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Many potential applications exist for high resolution radar such as direction finding, high accuracy tracking, target counting, and high resolution radar imaging. All of these applications require the use of large, thinned, random or periodic antenna arrays. Many uncertainties exist in such large antenna systems. For example, exact element positions are generally not known because of surveying problems or flexing of the large antenna structure. Adaptive beamforming (ABF) is the solution to the unusual design that achieves these objectives. It deduces the errors in the locations of the receivers that are distributed around the airport or on the air frame and automatically compensates for them in the image processing. This year's work concentrated on three tasks. The first was to develop a generalized ABF theory for the class of spatial correlation algorithms. The second was to extend thc resolution of a microwave imaging radar to 15 cm, and the third was to study enhanced target detection sensitivity and target recognition. (MM)

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *RADAR IMAGES, *MICROWAVE OPTICS, ALGORITHMS, NEURAL NETS, TARGET RECOGNITION, MINE DETECTION, RADAR TRACKING, DIRECTION FINDING, HIGH RESOLUTION, BEAM FORMING, GROUND VEHICLES, ANTENNA ARRAYS, X BAND, KU BAND, S BAND.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE