Design and Implemetation of Compact 77 GHz Synthetic Aperture Radar for Drone Based Applications

Jeongbae Kim, Sumin Kim, Wimin Lee, Seungha Shin, Yeongwoo Choi, Min Ho Ka

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Abstract

The demands on more immediately operating synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems are increasing as SAR became a universal remote sensor that is applicable to a variety of missions. SAR systems mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are expected to provide suitable solutions to such demands, as extensive technological advancements have been made over the past decade in related fields. This paper presents a compact SAR system integrated into a rotary wing consumer drone. The system is designed into the dual receiver single-input-multiple-output (SIMO) configuration in order to provide a rich applicability for the system, including the capability of single path interferometry. To overcome inherent restrictions of small UAV platforms, millimeter wave architecture is adopted to provide considerable compactness and efficiency for the system. Design details and results from an outdoor experiment which was performed to prove that the system can produce proper SAR data are discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728129129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov
Event6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2019 - Xiamen, China
Duration: 2019 Nov 262019 Nov 29

Publication series

Name2019 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2019

Conference

Conference6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2019
CountryChina
CityXiamen
Period19/11/2619/11/29

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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