Simultaneous Navigation and SAR Auto-Focusing
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) equipment is an all-weather radar imaging system that can create high resolution images by means of utilising the movement of the ﬂying platform. Accurate knowledge of the ﬂown trajectory is essential in order to get focused images. Recently SAR systems are becoming more used on smaller and cheaper ﬂying platforms like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Since UAVs in general have navigation systems with poorer performance than manned aircraft, the resulting images will inevitably be unfocused. At the same time, the unfocused images carry the information about the platforms trajectory that can be utilised. Here a way of using SAR images and their focus measure in a sensor fusion framework in order to simultaneously obtain both improved images and trajectory estimate is presented. The method is illustrated on a simple simulated example with promising results. Finally a discussion about the results and future work is given.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2010. , 9 p.
LiTH-ISY-R, ISSN 1400-3902 ; 2959
sensor fusion, navigation, Synthetic Aperture Radar, autofocusing, estimation, optimisation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97598ISRN: LiTH-ISY-R-2959OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97598DiVA: diva2:649230