System Architecture for a Miniaturized X-band SAR-based Navigation Aid System

Damian Gromek , Piotr Jerzy Samczyński , Karol Abratkiewicz , Jędrzej Drozdowicz , Krzysztof Radecki , Krzysztof Stasiak


The article presents the concept of a system architecture which uses Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images to aid navigation systems when Inertial Navigation System (INS) measurements are not accurate enough to eliminate drifts from a planned trajectory. The basic idea is to infer the position and altitude of an aerial platform by making a comparison between a SAR image and an optical image or digital terrain model (DTM). To obtain estimates of the coordinate drifts, a few algorithmic approaches have been proposed. Such a system can also be used in GPS denied environments, or for high-speed maneuvering platforms where GPS navigation is unable to work properly. It can also be used as an additional landing assistant platform for civilian aircraft, especially in bad weather conditions or when an airport is not equipped with modern electronic devices such as an Instrument Landing System (ILS).
Author Damian Gromek (FEIT / PE)
Damian Gromek,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Piotr Jerzy Samczyński (FEIT / PE)
Piotr Jerzy Samczyński,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Karol Abratkiewicz (FEIT / PE)
Karol Abratkiewicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Jędrzej Drozdowicz (FEIT / PE)
Jędrzej Drozdowicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Krzysztof Radecki (FEIT / PE)
Krzysztof Radecki,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Krzysztof Stasiak (FEIT / PE)
Krzysztof Stasiak,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book 2019 Signal Processing Symposium (SPSympo), 2019, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, ISBN 9781728117140
Keywords in Englishnavigation; GPS denied environments; Synthetic Aperture Radar; SAR; SAR aided navigation; radar aided navigation; INS
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)20
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 17-06-2020, ChapterFromConference
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 2; GS Citations = 2.0
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