Inertial Navigation System for Radar Terrain Imaging

Michal Labowski, Piotr Kaniewski, Piotr Serafin

Abstract: The article presents a navigation system used to improve the quality of terrain images obtained from a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) installed on a miniature unmanned aerial vehicle. An inertial navigation system is used to determine the flight path deviations from an assumed straight line. Calculated position corrections are used to correct the phase of the received echo signal in order to get a focused SAR image. The paper describes chosen results of in-flight experiments, presenting the influence of navigation correction on SAR images.
Published in: Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2016
April 11 - 14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Savannah, GA
Pages: 942 - 948
Cite this article: Labowski, Michal, Kaniewski, Piotr, Serafin, Piotr, "Inertial Navigation System for Radar Terrain Imaging," Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2016, Savannah, GA, April 2016, pp. 942-948.
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