"An Introduction to Imaging with Radar," November 9, 2012, 12n

George Escalante

Basic radar imaging principles will be presented and illustrated using a simple radar-target model. The objective of the briefing is to provide a high-level overview of radar imaging and to illustrate applications of undergraduate physics, mathematics, and engineering to real-world interdisciplinary problems. The presentation should be accessible to students at the sophomore level. Topics to be covered include:
·  The Radar Equation and Noise
·  Radar Coherence, Translational Motion Compensation, and Pulse Integration
·  Range Resolution, the Doppler-Effect, Doppler-Processing, and Cross-Range Resolution
·  Similarities and Differences Between Imaging at Optical and Radar Frequencies
·  Applications and Examples