Flight path optimization for resolution and coverage in synthetic aperture radar

Authors
Altrichter, Scott
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Cheney, Margaret, 1955-
Siegmann, W. L.
Isaacson, David
Given, James
Issue Date
2015-08
Keywords
Mathematics
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
To investigate geometric diversity and the trade-off between resolution and coverage, we develop a mathematical tool to quantify the attainable resolution of the target scene. This tool involves the data-collection manifold (DCM) whose volume corresponds directly to the image resolution at a point. Adding together these manifold contributions for each target gives us an objective functional that is determined by resolution and scene coverage.
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August 2015
School of Science
Department
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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