Introduction to Synthetic-Aperture Radar Imaging

Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Radar imaging is a technology that has been developed, verysuccessfully, within the engineering community during the last 50years.  Radar systems on satellites now make beautiful images ofregions of our earth and of other planets such as Venus.  One of thekey components of this impressive technology is mathematics, and manyof the open problems are mathematical ones.This lecture will explain, from first principles, some of the basicsof radar and the mathematics involved in producing high-resolutionradar images.