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Passive SAR Satellite System (PASSAT): airborne demonstrator and first results

Atkinson, George, Sayin, Alp, Stove, Andrew, Underwood, Craig, Cherniakov, Mikhail and Antoniou, Michael (2018) Passive SAR Satellite System (PASSAT): airborne demonstrator and first results IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation.

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This paper presents the development and execution of an airborne experimental campaign as part of the continuing investigation of a passive Synthetic Aperture Radar using digital television broadcasting stations as illuminators of opportunity, and micro-/nano-satellite receivers in Low Earth Orbit. For the flight experiments, a hardware demonstrator was developed that utilised two receiving antennas, allowing both cross-correlation and auto-correlation range compression schemes, and was mounted to an airborne platform to image stationary rural areas up to 50 km from the transmitter. This paper presents the first image results of these experiments as well as initial analysis of image formation aspects including, range compression scheme and effects on the image quality of the signal to noise on the reference channel.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Atkinson, George
Sayin, Alp
Stove, Andrew
Cherniakov, Mikhail
Antoniou, Michael
Date : 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : This paper is a preprint of a paper accepted by IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. When the final version is published, the copy of record will be available at the IET Digital Library
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 16 Oct 2018 15:50
Last Modified : 19 Oct 2018 08:34

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