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Three Dimensional Radar Coincidence Imaging

By Dongze Li, Xiang Li, Yongqiang Cheng, Yu-Liang Qin, and Hongqiang Wang
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 33, 223-238, 2013


Two dimensional (2D) radar coincidence imaging is an instantaneous imaging technique which can obtain 2D focused high-resolution images using a single pulse without the limitation to the target relative motions. This paper extends the imaging method to three dimensions. Such a three-dimensional (3D) radar imaging technique does not rely on Doppler frequency for resolution and has an extremely short imaging time (shorter than a pulse width), resulting in two remarkable properties: 1) it does not require the relative rotation between targets and radar; 2) it can considerably avoid the image blurring in processing noncooperative targets without motion compensation. 3D radar coincidence imaging consequently can derive high-quality images for either the targets that are stationary with respect to radars or the ones in maneuvering 3D rotations. The validity of the proposed imaging technique is confirmed by numerical simulations.


Dongze Li, Xiang Li, Yongqiang Cheng, Yu-Liang Qin, and Hongqiang Wang, "Three Dimensional Radar Coincidence Imaging," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 33, 223-238, 2013.


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