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Far-Field Inversion for the Deep Interior Scanning CubeSat

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages27
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA1 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

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