5 May 2006 Results of the sub-thirty-pound high-resolution miniSAR demonstration
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Abstract
Sandia-developed SAR systems are well known for their real-time, high quality, high resolution imagery. One such system, the General Atomics Lynx radar, has been successfully demonstrated on medium-payload UAVs, including the Predator and Fire Scout. Previously, Sandia reported on its system concept and roadmap for SAR miniaturization, including details of the miniSAR program. This paper and its companions provide an update for miniSAR and discuss the results of the successful May 2005 demonstration of the 26 pound, 4-inch resolution system. Accordingly, the miniSAR system and software implementation and performance are reviewed. Additionally, future plans for miniSAR and the Sandia SAR/GMTI miniaturization efforts are discussed, such as the currently planned miniSAR demonstration onboard a small-payload UAV.
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Dale F. Dubbert, Dale F. Dubbert, April D. Sweet, April D. Sweet, George R. Sloan, George R. Sloan, Armin W. Doerry, Armin W. Doerry, } "Results of the sub-thirty-pound high-resolution miniSAR demonstration", Proc. SPIE 6209, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications III, 62090C (5 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666727; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.666727
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