Far-Field Inversion for the Deep Interior Scanning CubeSat
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|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
This study aims at advancing mathematical and computational techniques for reconstructing the interior structure of a small Solar System body via Computed Radar Tomography (CRT). We introduce a far-field model for full-wave CRT and validate it numerically for an orbiting distance of 5 km using a synthetic 3D target asteroid and sparse limited-angle data. As a potential future application of the proposed method, we consider the Deep Interior Scanning CUbeSat (DISCUS) concept in which the goal is to localize macroporosities inside a rubble pile near-Earth asteroid with two small spacecraft carrying a bistatic radar.
- Cathode ray tubes, Computed Radar Tomography, Extraterrestrial measurements, Far-Field Measurements, Frequency measurement, Inverse Imaging, Near-Earth Asteroids, Radar, Small Solar System Bodies, Space vehicles