Experimental Results of Passive SAR Imaging Using DVB-T Illuminators of Opportunity
Damian Gromek , Krzysztof Kulpa , Piotr Jerzy Samczyński
AbstractIn this letter, pioneering experimental results of passive synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging are presented. The classical active SAR radar operates in monostatic geometry. The SAR sensor presented in this letter is a passive radar utilizing commercial Digital Video Broadcasting—Terrestrial transmitters as illuminators of opportunity. It works in a bistatic configuration, where the receiver is placed on a moving platform and the transmitter is placed on the ground and is stationary. The imaged scenes are stationary surfaces on Earth such as agriculture or urban areas, buildings, etc. In this letter, pioneering results of signal processing verified by a measurement campaign are presented. In the experiment, two synchronized passive radar receivers were mounted on a small airborne platform. The main goal of the presented experiment was to verify the possibility of ground imaging using passive SAR technology and validate previously presented theoretical results.
|Journal series||IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, ISSN 1545-598X|
|Pages||1124 - 1128|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Bistatic SAR (BSAR), Digital Video Broadcasting- Terrestrial transmitters (DVB-T), passive SAR, passive radar, synthetic aperture radar (SAR)|
|Project||Research on measurement, circuit and signal theory and electronic circuits and systems. Project leader: Romaniuk Ryszard,
, Phone: +48 22 234 7986, +48 22 234 5360, start date 15-06-2015, end date 31-12-2016, ISE/2015/DS, Completed
|Score|| = 30.0, 07-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 30.0, 07-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 28; = 39; = 59.0; : 2016 = 1.965; : 2016 = 2.761 (2) - 2016=2.899 (5)|
|Citation count*||61 (2020-07-01)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.