Bistatic synthetitc aperture radar imaging based on Geostationatry transmitters and Ground-Based receivers
Tutor / director / evaluadorBroquetas Ibars, Antoni
Tipo de documentoProjecte Final de Màster Oficial
Condiciones de accesoAcceso abierto
This thesis belongs to the remote sensing field, particularly on the Geostationary Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging systems with on-ground receiver. These systems forms images taking the signals along the orbital track of one satellite while the receiver is placed on the Earth coherently processing the echoes received by the receiver. The study presented in this thesis is centered in an algorithm known as back projection algorithm that presents the main advantage that is possible to permanently acquire images from the same region thanks to the small motion of the platform with respect to the Earth. An introduction to all the important aspects of the GEOSAR mission is presented in order to let the reader known all the important information of why it is important to study the Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) mounted on geostationary satellite platforms. Moreover, an introduction to orbits, coordinates systems and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is essential in order to understand the algorithm developed in this thesis for obtaining SAR images from a geostationary orbit with the receiver placed on ground. So a detailed explanation of all this topics is developed during this thesis. The main section of this thesis presents the development of a back projection algorithm for a GEOSAR satellite with on ground receiver. Detailed explanations on how each block of the algorithm has been developed and which are the main functionalities of each block are explained and analysed. Finally, a test in order to prove that the algorithm works as expected has been performed in order to see if it is possible to obtain SAR images from a geostationary orbit using this geometry.