Coherent change detection with GNSS-based SAR -Experimental study-

Tzagkas, Dimitrios (2018). Coherent change detection with GNSS-based SAR -Experimental study-. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar (BSAR) systems are under an increasing amount of research activity over the last years. The possibility of the use of transmitters of opportunity has increased the flexibility and the applications of radar systems. One of the options is the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as transmitters, such as GPS, GLONASS or the forthcoming Galileo and Beidou, that is used in this study. This thesis is the result of the study of a GNSS-based SAR used for detection of changes that may occur in a scene. Although passive SAR is outclassed by active SAR in terms of SAR imaging performance, Coherent Change Detection applications in passive SAR can be promising. A proof-of-concept study is presented in this thesis. The connection between spatial target change and the level of coherence before and after the change is investigated. The stages of theoretical analysis and experimental setup are described in detail. Simulated scenarios are presented and the experimental results are analysed.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering


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