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Design of 8mm-band Aperture Synthetic Radiometer and Imaging Experiment

  • Ke Chen
  • Yaoting Zhu
  • XiChen Guo
  • Wei Guo
  • QingXia Li
  • LiangQi Gui
  • Wei Ni
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Abstract

An aperture synthetic radiometer (ASR) based on interferometric technology is a new type of passive microwave imaging instrument, which has high spatial resolution. Restricted by devices performance and operating wavelength, however, the system design is difficult at MMW band. In this paper, an 8mm-band aperture synthetic radiometric imaging system based on minimum-redundancy linear array is described, the performance specification of the instrument is analyzed. The preliminary imaging experiment result shows that the system has good passive MMW imaging (PMMWI) performance, indicating a bright outlook for the development of this technique in the future.

Keywords

Aperture synthetic radiometer Passive MMW imaging Interferometric imaging 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The First author thanks unknown reviewers and Editorial Office for comments that improved the revised manuscript and also would like to thank Prof. Fei Hu, Dr. Zubiao Xiong, Dr. Liangbing Chen, Dr. Jian Dong, and Dr. Fangmin He for their enthusiastic aids and encouragements. The work was supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 40906089) and (No. 40806069).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ke Chen
    • 1
  • Yaoting Zhu
    • 1
  • XiChen Guo
    • 1
  • Wei Guo
    • 1
  • QingXia Li
    • 1
  • LiangQi Gui
    • 1
  • Wei Ni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Information EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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