Polarimetric ISAR imaging using a coherent ultrawideband random noise radar

Daryl C. Bell, Ram M. Narayanan

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An ultrawideband random noise radar operating in the 1-2 GHz frequency range has been developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A unique signal processing procedure is utilized that preserves the phase of a received signal thus making it possible to use this radar as a coherent receiver. This allows the UWB random noise radar to be configured as an inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR). Turntable experiments are presented here. HH, HV, VH, an VV data is taken giving fully polarimetric images. Image formation is performed with a Short-time Fourier transform as well as with the Wigner-Ville distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications IV - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1999Jul 22 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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