Researchspace >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2587

Title: Quaternion-based transformation for extraction of image-generating Doppler for ISAR
Authors: Abdul Gaffar, MY
Nel, WAJ
Inggs, MR
Keywords: Cooperative inverse synthetic aperture radar
Inverse synthetic aperture radar
Doppler generating axis of rotation
Effective angular rotation rate
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Citation: Abdul Gaffar, MY, Nel, WAJ and Inggs, MR. 2008. Quaternion-based transformation for extraction of image-generating Doppler for ISAR, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol. 5(4), pp 560-563
Abstract: Inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) is an imaging technique that is dependent on an object’s rotational motion over a coherent processing interval. Maritime vessels and aircraft possess 3-D rotational motion, whereas it is only their ISAR contributing motion that is useful to the ISAR imaging process; the contributing motion consists of the Doppler generating axis and the effective angle of rotation. This letter presents a quaternion-based transformation that converts measured attitude and position data into an object’s Doppler generating axis and effective angular rotation rate. This transformation is significant since it isolates the component of the motion that directly influences the ISAR image. It provides an alternative approach that can be used to understand the causes of blurring of most ISAR images of sea vessels as well to identify good imaging intervals for applications such as cooperative ISAR for radar cross section measurement purposes
Description: Copyright: 2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2587
ISSN: 1545-598X
Appears in Collections:Radar and electronic warfare systems
General science, engineering & technology

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Abdul Gaffar_2008.pdf310.97 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback