Lynx: A High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar

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Lynx is a high resolution, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) that has been designed and built by Sandia National Laboratories in collaboration with General Atomics (GA). Although Lynx may be operated on a wide variety of manned and unmanned platforms, it is primarily intended to be fielded on unmanned aerial vehicles. In particular, it may be operated on the Predator, I-GNAT, or Prowler II platforms manufactured by GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The Lynx production weight is less than 120 lb. and has a slant range of 30 km (in 4 mm/hr rain). It has operator selectable resolution and is capable of ... continued below

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Doerry, A. W.; Hensley, W. H.; Pace, F.; Stence, J.; Tsunoda, S. I.; Walker, B. C. et al. March 8, 1999.

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Lynx is a high resolution, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) that has been designed and built by Sandia National Laboratories in collaboration with General Atomics (GA). Although Lynx may be operated on a wide variety of manned and unmanned platforms, it is primarily intended to be fielded on unmanned aerial vehicles. In particular, it may be operated on the Predator, I-GNAT, or Prowler II platforms manufactured by GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The Lynx production weight is less than 120 lb. and has a slant range of 30 km (in 4 mm/hr rain). It has operator selectable resolution and is capable of 0.1 m resolution in spotlight mode and 0.3 m resolution in stripmap mode. In ground moving target indicator mode, the minimum detectable velocity is 6 knots with a minimum target cross-section of 10 dBsm. In coherent change detection mode, Lynx makes registered, complex image comparisons either of 0.1 m resolution (minimum) spotlight images or of 0.3 m resolution (minimum) strip images. The Lynx user interface features a view manager that allows it to pan and zoom like a video camera. Lynx was developed under corporate finding from GA and will be manufactured by GA for both military and commercial applications. The Lynx system architecture will be presented and some of its unique features will be described. Imagery at the finest resolutions in both spotlight and strip modes have been obtained and will also be presented.

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  • SPIE AeroSense, Orlando, FL (US), 04/05/1999--04/09/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND99-0562C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4263
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679707

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Doerry, A. W.; Hensley, W. H.; Pace, F.; Stence, J.; Tsunoda, S. I.; Walker, B. C. et al. Lynx: A High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar, article, March 8, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679707/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.