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Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging using COTS Components

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of XXXV Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventFinnish URSI Convention on Radio Science -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceFinnish URSI Convention on Radio Science
Period1/01/00 → …


Radar imaging calls for high resolution in at least two dimensions, typically in range and azimuth. Synthetic aperture radar techniques allow high resolution in azimuth without the need of a large physical antenna. For decades, imaging radar systems have been expensive and available only for special purposes such as space applications and high-end military airborne systems. This paper discusses an inexpensive and accessible means for synthetic aperture radar imaging. We present a short-range experiment of high resolution using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware components.