Recent experiments using the ARL Rail-SAR

Kenneth Ranney, Brian Phelan, Getachew Kirose, Kelly Sherbondy, Traian Dogaru, R. Narayanan

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Abstract

The Army Research Laboratory has constructed an indoor, rail-mounted, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system capable of simulating airborne data collection geometries. The collection facility includes both a "building within a building" for through-the-wall measurements and a "sand pit" for buried-target measurements. While we collect background measurements for the purpose of clutter removal, the elimination of multi-path responses due to target emplacements presents a significant problem. These multipath effects can manifest themselves as artifacts in the processed SAR imagery - artifacts that were observed in data presented at last year"™s Defense, Security and Sensing Radar Sensor Technology conference. In this paper, we present the results of additional data collections and analysis performed to identify the source of observed Rail-SAR artifacts. We analyze data collected using various target-emplacement scenarios and describe the procedures developed to eliminate artifacts in future Rail-SAR experiments. We examine results obtained both with and without the new measurement procedures in place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI
EditorsArmin Doerry, Chadwick Todd Hawley, G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Kenneth I. Ranney
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628415773
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventRadar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2015Apr 23 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9461
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherRadar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period4/20/154/23/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ranney, K., Phelan, B., Kirose, G., Sherbondy, K., Dogaru, T., & Narayanan, R. (2015). Recent experiments using the ARL Rail-SAR. In A. Doerry, C. T. Hawley, G. C. Gilbreath, & K. I. Ranney (Eds.), Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI [94610L] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9461). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2178317