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Fundamental Tradeoffs for Space, Air, and UAV SAR

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6/10/13 1:00 pm to 6/10/13 2:00 pm EDT

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Technical Education Training Webcast Series

Title: Fundamental Tradeoffs for Space, Air, and UAV SAR

Date: June 10, 2013

Time:10am PT/ 1pm ET/ 5pm UTC

Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz

Presenter:  Mark Richards, Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Institute of Technology

This webinar will review the fundamental synthetic aperture radar imaging characteristics of resolution, area coverage, and contrast and their dependence on key radar parameters such as power, bandwidth, PRF, antenna size, and operational mode (stripmap or spotlight). Example requirements for different applications ranging from earth remote sensing to dismount detection will be presented, and examples of SAR systems on space, air, and UAV platforms compared. The increasingly important issue of onboard processing power efficiency vs. data link capabilities, especially for UAV SAR, will be described.

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Mark Richards is a Principal Research Engineer and Adjunct Professor at Georgia Tech, where he teaches academic and professional education courses in DSP and radar signal processing. He has 30 years experience in radar signal processing research, focusing on topics such as millimeter wave target detection and classification, electronic warfare for imaging radars, airborne windshear detection, and embedded extreme-scale ISR applications. He is the author of Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing (McGraw-Hill, 2005) and the editor-in-chief and an author of Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles (SciTech, 2010). Dr. Richards is a Fellow of the IEEE.


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