PRF Sampling Strategies for SwarmSAR Systems

Lorenzo Iannini, Alessandro Mancinelli, Paco Lopez Dekker, Peter Hoogeboom, Yuanhao Li, Faruk Uysal, Alexander Yarovoy

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The work investigates staggered and random PRF (Pulse Repetition Frequency) strategies for a close formation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites operating in a multistatic configuration. The satellites are positioned within a fraction of the along-track critical baseline, hence allowing for the application of Displaced Phase Center image formation approaches. The performance of regular and random pulse sampling schemes is in particular assessed for a single-input multiple-output (SIMO) S-Band constellation, whose feasibility is further analyzed in relation to the number of satellites and their antenna size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-5386-9154-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-9153-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 International Geoscience ans Remote Sensing Symposium - PACIFICO Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 28 Jul 20192 Aug 2019


Conference2019 International Geoscience ans Remote Sensing Symposium
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2019
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  • Multi-static geometry
  • S-Band
  • SAR system design
  • pulse repetition frequency
  • staggered PRF


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