Chapter 18

Multi-Channel SAR for Ground Moving Target Indication

Stefan V. Baumgartner and Gerhard Krieger,    German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany,    stefan.baumgartner@dlr.de, gerhard.krieger@dlr.de

Abstract

Modern multi-channel air- and spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors allow for a variety of applications, independent of sunlight illumination and weather conditions. One application is ground moving target indication (GMTI) with the aim to detect moving targets on ground and to estimate their positions, velocities and moving directions. Although originated in the military field, nowadays GMTI also has gained relevance for civilian road traffic monitoring to ensure the mobility ...

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