By Topic

Wide-angle radar imaging using time-frequency distributions

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Lanterman, A.D. ; Sch. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA ; Munson, D.C., Jr. ; Wu, Y.

Low-frequency radar systems provide some attractive advantages in a few niche applications, such as foliage penetration and covert operation. In low-frequency imaging systems, data must be collected over a wide range of angles to obtain cross-range resolution comparable to that obtainable from a competing small-angle high-frequency system. The reflectivity of a target varies with aspect angle; although this variation is usually ignored by traditional radar imaging algorithms, it sometimes cannot be neglected in wide-angle scenarios. To account for aspect dependence of reflectivity, time-frequency transforms have been invoked to generate a series of images corresponding to different look angles; these images may be considered individually or synthesised into a single image. A simple theoretical analysis with a point scatterer illustrates why the angular dependence needs explicit consideration. The potential of time-frequency methods is illustrated via simulations

Published in:

Radar, Sonar and Navigation, IEE Proceedings -  (Volume:150 ,  Issue: 4 )