SAR-aided navigation, exploration and mapping for UAS and autonomous terrestrial vehicles under critical conditions
Summary: This project proposes to use a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) on-board Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or autonomous terrestrial vehicles, as a alternative mapping and navigation system, adapted to critical conditions, i.e. when standard navigation signals cannot be found. Different radar system architectures and “blind” SAR signal processing techniques are proposed, and adapted to a lightweight high-resolution S-band radar device. The extracted features are then processed using fully adaptive filtering techniques in order to reconstruct the missing information.
This project is based on two complementary topics, SAR signal processing and multi-sensor navigation and mapping, which will be addressed in parallel SAR signal processing aims to provide reliable and relevant information to the mapping and navigation methods, and includes
Multi-sensor navigation comprises:
Dates: beginning October 2018, duration 3 years
Location: IETR, University of Rennes, Rennes, FranceSignals and Autonomy (S&A) Group, Centre of Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber, Cranfield University, UK
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