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12 August 2004 Low-cost position-adaptive UAV radar design with state-of-the-art COTS technology
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A COTS-based design for a monostatic position-adaptive radar concept is presented. The development and design effort is focused on a test experiment where a onboard radar-based instrumentation system allows a mini-UAV helicopter to hover back and forth in front of two large (side-by-side) “building-type” structures. Under this concept, the “smart” or “robotic” mini-UAV helicopter “position-adaptively” converges to a location between the two “building-type” structures in order to interrogate an object-of-interest that may be located between these “building-type” structures. Design issues with regard to major sub-systems and interfaces between these sub-systems are discussed. Applications for this type of system include intelligence gathering from indoor and outdoor urban environments and underground facilities via deployment a tier of position-adaptive mini-UAV’s.
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Atindra K. Mitra and Krishna M. Pasala "Low-cost position-adaptive UAV radar design with state-of-the-art COTS technology", Proc. SPIE 5410, Radar Sensor Technology VIII and Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VII, (12 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541063;

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