Prospects for three-dimensional projective and tomographic imaging radar networks
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 1347–1355, September-October 1984
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1984), Prospects for three-dimensional projective and tomographic imaging radar networks, Radio Sci., 19(5), 1347–1355, doi:10.1029/RS019i005p01347., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 APR 1984
- Manuscript Received: 12 JAN 1984
Results of a study demonstrating the feasibility of broadband and speckle-free projective imaging of a complex shaped scattering object in the 6-17 GHz range with centimeter resolution are presented. We show how angular, spectral, and polarization diversities can be combined in the data acquisition process, with a unique target-derived reference technique to access the three-dimensional Fourier space of the scatterer cost-effectively. Image retrieval algorithms, based on the projection slice theorem and knowledge of object symmetry, are utilized in obtaining images of a model aircraft with near optical resolution. The implications for high-resolution three-dimensional tomographic imaging radar networks are discussed.