Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging With MATLAB Algorithms
By Caner Ozdemir
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Final Release Date: February 2012
Pages: 300

Everything needed to create and analyze ISAR images

Inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) has proven to be a powerful signal processing tool used to create images of moving targets. This book first takes readers through all the core concepts underlying the creation of ISAR imagery and then guides them step by step through basic ISAR research. The author also sets forth a broad range of MATLAB® functions and codes, enabling readers to create their own high-quality ISAR images.

Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging with MATLAB® Algorithms begins with three chapters dedicated to Fourier analysis, radar fundamentals, and synthetic aperture radar. These chapters lay the foundation for the fourth chapter, which explains basic ISAR concepts and provides detailed procedures for conventional ISAR imaging, along with the associated MATLAB® codes. Next, the author presents:

  • Imaging techniques and fine-tuning procedures such as zero-padding and windowing that enhance image quality

  • ISAR waveforms and receivers, quadrature detection, Doppler shift phenomena, and range-Doppler ISAR imaging algorithm

  • Scattering center representation of ISAR, including algorithms to reconstruct high-fidelity images and field data from the scattering centers

  • Applications of ISAR imaging to solve engineering problems such as antenna scattering and antenna coupling

  • Motion compensation techniques, including the cross-correlation method, minimum entropy method, and joint-time, frequency-based motion compensation

Each chapter ends with a detailed bibliography, guiding readers to the current literature in the field.

Covering all facets of ISAR concepts and practice, this book is ideal for microwave and antenna engineers as well as physicists, enabling them to create and analyze images to support a broad range of imaging needs in geology, geophysics, agriculture, oil and mineral exploration, environmental sciences, and military operations.

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