Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joseph Sacchini, PhD
This research investigates the generation, display, and interpretation of three-dimensional (3-D) Synthetic Aperture Radar images. Three-dimensional assumes that the data collected consists of one temporal dimension and two orthogonal angular dimensions. From this data, a three dimensional reflectivity map, or 3-D image, of a target can be constructed. This thesis effort develops and applies a three-dimensional imaging algorithm on actual radar data measured on a one-third scale model of a C-29 aircraft. Two-dimensional slices of the three-dimensional image as well as three-dimensional isosurfaces are compared to the physical properties of the target. The results demonstrate the ability to produce three-dimensional images given three-dimensional radar data.
DTIC Accession Number
Pullis, Jack D., "Three Dimensional Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6200.