Motion compensation for unmanned aerial vehicle's synthetic aperture radar

Michal Labowski, Piotr Kaniewski
  • June 2015, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • DOI: 10.1109/sps.2015.7168304

Motion compensation for SAR on UAV

What is it about?

The paper presents a method of calculation of motion correction parameters for a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) installed on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The UAV on-board system consists of a Radar Sensor, an Antenna System, a SAR Processor and a Navigation System. The main task of the navigation part is to determine the vector of difference between a theoretical and a real trajectory of the UAV’s center of gravity. The paper includes chosen results of experiments obtained during ground tests.

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