3DSAR – Three-dimensional synthetic aperture radar imaging using optimized, complex trajectory of the radar carrier movement
Project funded by the Polish National Science Centre (UMO-2015/19/N/ST7/01506)
The aim of this project is to develop a novel method of obtaining three-dimensional synthetic aperture radar imaging (3D SAR), which would allow the use of small radars with a single antenna, mounted on small carriers such as UAVs or small aircrafts. To achieve this goal the carrier will have to move not in a straight line or in circles but along a trajectory specially designed by calculating initial information about the region of interest (ROI).
The project consists of trajectory determination method, SAR processing, and imaging enhancement method.
The scope of the project is limited to development of analytical and numerical model verified by simulations, however the experiments with an unmanned aerial platform are also planned.