Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging: Principles, Algorithms, and Applications

Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging: Principles, Algorithms, and Applications

by Victor C. Chen, Marco Martorella


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Based on the authors' 20 years' research work on Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) imaging of moving targets and non-cooperative target recognition, this book provides readers with knowledge of various algorithms of ISAR imaging of targets and implementation with MATLAB. It introduces basic principles of radar backscattering, radar imaging, and signal analysis. It describes the characteristics of radar returns from targets, how to produce well-focused ISAR images of moving targets, and what features that can extracted from ISAR images. Also introduced are several important algorithms for ISAR image formation, ISAR image auto-focusing, and applications of ISAR imaging to air targets, sea vessels and ground moving targets. Examples of ISAR imaging of ground moving targets, air targets, and sea vessels are discussed in detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613530139
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 10/30/2014
Series: Radar, Sonar and Navigation Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Victor C. Chen is internationally recognized for his work on radar micro-Doppler signatures and timefrequency analysis. Dr. Chen received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio. Since 1982, he has worked with several companies in the United States and the Radar Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He has worked on ISAR imaging, time-frequency analysis for radar signal and imaging, and radar micro-Doppler signature analysis. He has published more than 150 papers in journals and proceedings. He has authored, co-authored, and edited several books, including Time-Frequency Transforms for Radar Imaging and Signal Analysis (Artech House, 2002) and The micro-Doppler Effect in Radar (Artech House, 2011). Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Marco Martorella is a Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and an external Professor at the University of Cape Town where he leads lectures on high resolution and imaging radar within the Masters in Radar and Electronic Defence course. He is author of more than 120 international journal and conference papers and three book chapters. He has presented several tutorials and short courses on ISAR at international radar conferences and in several research institutions in US, Australia, South Africa and Europe. He is a member of the IET Radar Sonar and Navigation Editorial Board and chair of the NATO SET-196 on multichannel/multistatic radar imaging of noncooperative targets. He has been recipient of the IEEE 2013 Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to ISAR Imaging
  • Chapter 2: Basic Principles of ISAR Imaging
  • Chapter 3: ISAR Image Formation
  • Chapter 4: ISAR Motion Compensation
  • Chapter 5: ISAR Autofocus Algorithms
  • Chapter 6: Signal Processing Issues in ISAR Imaging
  • Chapter 7: ISAR Target Feature Extraction
  • Chapter 8: ISAR Imaging for Refocusing Moving Targets in SAR Images
  • Chapter 9: FMCW ISAR
  • Chapter 10: Bistatic ISAR
  • Chapter 11: Polarimetric ISAR
  • Chapter 12: Applications of ISAR Imaging

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