Title

Unmanned Air Systems Synthetic Aperture Radar

School Name

South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Computer Science

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a radar imaging technique that uses the motion of a radar above a target to generate an image. To generate an image without dependence on complex math, and algorithm known as back-projection must be used. Back-projection allows multiple radar scans from different drone positions to be stacked on each other to produce a larger image. A motion capture system was used to keep track of each position for each scan. A few elements of the algorithm were tweaked in order to yield clearer images quicker. The primary goal of our project was to be able to correctly identify the number of metallic objects concealed beneath a tarp.

Location

Furman Hall 109

Start Date

3-28-2020 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

COinS
 
Mar 28th, 11:30 AM

Unmanned Air Systems Synthetic Aperture Radar

Furman Hall 109

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a radar imaging technique that uses the motion of a radar above a target to generate an image. To generate an image without dependence on complex math, and algorithm known as back-projection must be used. Back-projection allows multiple radar scans from different drone positions to be stacked on each other to produce a larger image. A motion capture system was used to keep track of each position for each scan. A few elements of the algorithm were tweaked in order to yield clearer images quicker. The primary goal of our project was to be able to correctly identify the number of metallic objects concealed beneath a tarp.