MIMO SAR Techniques and Trades

Younis M, Krieger G, Moreira A (2013)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2013

Publisher: European Microwave Association (EuMA)

Edited Volumes: European Microwave Week 2013, EuMW 2013 - Conference Proceedings; EuRAD 2013: 10th European Radar Conference

Series: Europen Microwave Week

Pages Range: 1-4

Conference Proceedings Title: European Radar Conference (EuRAD)

Event location: Nuremberg DE

ISBN: 9782874870330

URI: https://elib.dlr.de/82885/


A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system utilizing multiple-receive and multiple-transmit channels (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output: MIMO) is commonly referred to as MIMO SAR. The trade-space for such a system includes the instrument and antenna parameters taking into consideration the digital beamforming techniques described through the operation modes of the radar. The purpose of exploring this trade-space is to improve and optimize the performance of the system, described through the performance parameters. In this paper we first introduce digital beamforming operation modes for SAR exploiting multiple channels. Then we explain the multi-dimensional trade-space in terms of a set of parameters. Based on an example MIMO SAR system we show that there are new and unexpected ways of trading the system and performance parameters versus each other. © 2013 EMA.

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Younis, M., Krieger, G., & Moreira, A. (2013). MIMO SAR Techniques and Trades. In European Radar Conference (EuRAD) (pp. 1-4). Nuremberg, DE: European Microwave Association (EuMA).


Younis, Marwan, Gerhard Krieger, and Alberto Moreira. "MIMO SAR Techniques and Trades." Proceedings of the 2013 10th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2013 - Held as Part of 16th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2013, Nuremberg European Microwave Association (EuMA), 2013. 1-4.

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