A real-time focused SAR algorithm on the Jetson TK1 board

Krzysztof Radecki , Piotr Jerzy Samczyński , Krzysztof Kulpa , Jędrzej Drozdowicz


In this paper the authors present a solution based on a small and lightweight computing platform equipped with a graphics processing unit (GPU) which allows the possibility of performing a real-time fully focused SAR algorithm. The presented system is dedicated for airborne SAR applications including small SAR systems dedicated for medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms. The proposed solution also reduces the need for a storage system. In the paper real SAR results obtained using a Frequency Modulation Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar demonstrator operating at 35 GHz carrier frequency with 1GHz bandwidth are presented. As a radar carrier an airborne platform was used. The presented SAR radar demonstrator was developed by the Warsaw University of Technology in cooperation with the Air Force Institute of Technology, Warsaw, Poland.
Author Krzysztof Radecki (FEIT / PE)
Krzysztof Radecki,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Piotr Jerzy Samczyński (FEIT / PE)
Piotr Jerzy Samczyński,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Krzysztof Kulpa (FEIT / PE)
Krzysztof Kulpa,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Jędrzej Drozdowicz (FEIT / PE)
Jędrzej Drozdowicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
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Book Lorenzo Bruzzone, Francesca Bovolo (eds.): Proc. SPIE 10004, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XXII, 2016, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 195 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2263641
Keywords in EnglishSynthetic aperture radar ; Radar ; Graphics processing units ; Unmanned aerial vehicles ; Air force ; Data storage ; Frequency modulation
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2241209
Languageen angielski
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Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 09-02-2020, BookChapterMatConfByConferenceseries
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