Passive SAR imaging using DVB-T illumination for airborne applications

Damian Gromek , Krzysztof Radecki , Jędrzej Drozdowicz , Piotr Jerzy Samczyński , Jerzy Szabatin


This study presents recent research results obtained by the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland in airborne passive synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging using digital video broadcasting-terrestrial illumination. The main goal of the research was to prove the possibility of passive SAR imaging and its usage for airborne applications. In the study, different signal processing techniques used for passive SAR image creation are discussed in detail, together with an analysis of their computational requirements and implementation possibilities on the computing platforms available on the market. Also, a real measurement campaign is presented showing passive SAR images obtained. Finally, challenges in airborne passive SAR image creation are discussed, showing potential directions of the future development in this field.
Author Damian Gromek (FEIT / PE)
Damian Gromek,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Krzysztof Radecki (FEIT / PE)
Krzysztof Radecki,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Jędrzej Drozdowicz (FEIT / PE)
Jędrzej Drozdowicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Piotr Jerzy Samczyński (FEIT / PE)
Piotr Jerzy Samczyński,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Jerzy Szabatin (FEIT / PE)
Jerzy Szabatin,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Journal seriesIET Radar Sonar and Navigation, ISSN 1751-8784, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishairborne radar; synthetic aperture radar; digital video broadcasting; passive radar; radar imaging, digital video broadcasting-terrestrial illumination; airborne passive synthetic aperture radar imaging; airborne passive SAR image creation; real measurement campaign; airborne applications; signal processing techniques; passive SAR imaging
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Languageen angielski
RSN-2018-5123-PROOF.pdf 3.46 MB
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 17-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 4; WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.359; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.015 (2) - 2018=2.076 (5)
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