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ISAR imaging of high-speed moving targets in short-range using impulse radar

Xinpeng Zhou, Guohua Wei*, Dawei Wang, Xu Wang, and Siliang Wu   

  1. School of Information and Electronics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
  • Online:2015-10-24 Published:2010-01-03


In order to improve the measurement accuracy of weapons, ultra-wideband (UWB) inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging of high-speed moving targets in short-range is studied. In the scheme, because the positions of scatters vary with the radar line-of-sight (LOS) angle when the high-speed target is passing through the closest point of the approach, the concept of equivalent scattering point (ESP) is proposed. The Hough transform is employed to implement ESP motion parameter estimation, while the target translational motion is compensated by using the ESP time delay, and the angle spanned by the target is estimated by utilizing geometric relationship of ESP motion. Finally, the twodimensional image of the target is restructured by using the near field time-domain back-projection algorithm. Simulation results confirm that the proposed method is efficient.