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Bistatic SAR/GISAR/FISAR Geometry, Signal Models and Imaging Algorithms

Andon Dimitrov Lazarov, Burgas Free University, Bulgaria Todor Pavlov Kostadinov, Burgas Technical University “Asen Zlatarov”, Bulgaria

ISBN: 9781848215740

Publication Date: November 2013   Hardback   192 pp.

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Bistatic radar consists of a radar system which comprises a transmitter and receiver which are separated by a distance comparable to the expected target distance.
This book provides a general theoretical description of such bistatic technology in the context of synthetic aperture, inverse synthetic aperture and forward scattering radars from the point of view of analytical geometrical and signal formation as well as processing theory. Signal formation and image reconstruction algorithms are developed with the application of high informative linear frequency and phase code modulating techniques, and numerical experiments that confirm theoretical models are carried out. The authors suggest the program implementation of developed algorithms.
A theoretical summary of the latest results in the field of bistatic radars is provided, before applying an analytical geometrical description of scenarios of bistatic synthetic aperture, inverse synthetic aperture and forward scattering radars with cooperative and non-cooperative transmitters. Signal models with linear frequency and phase code modulation are developed, and special phase modulations with C/A (coarse acquisition) and P (precision) of GPS satellite transmitters are considered. The authors suggest Matlab implementations of all geometrical models and signal formation and processing algorithms.


1. Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar (BSAR) Survey.
2. BSAR Geometry.
3. BSAR Waveforms and Signal Models.
4. BSAR Image Reconstruction Algorithms.
5. Analytical Geometrical Determination of BSAR Resolution.
6. BSAR Experimental Results.
7. BSAR Matlab Implementation.

About the Authors

Andon Dimitrov Lazarov is Full Professor at Burgas Free University in Bulgaria. His field of interest includes theory, methods and algorithms in the scope of SAR-ISAR-BSAR-InSAR theory, modeling, and signal and image processing. He has authored over 200 research journal and conference papers. He is a member of IEEE, AES Society-USA, TBSR of Applied Electromagnetism-Greece, and guest-editor of a special issue on ISAR signal processing for the IET Journal, Canada.
Todor Pavlov Kostadinov is Assistant Professor at Burgas Technical University “Asen Zlatarov” in Bulgaria. His field of interests includes communications, networks and embedded systems, computer science, signal and image processing, image recognition, programming, SAR, ISAR, BSAR and InSAR techniques, methods and algorithms. He is the author of more than 10 journal and conference papers in the field of SAR, ISAR and BSAR technologies.


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