Advanced SAR Experimentation

Radar is a powerful data collection tool that has not reached the full potential of its unique capabilities. Using radar as a means to provide non-traditional reconnaissance imaging geometries, SDL is breaking new ground in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology applications. Recent advancements include: holographic 3D scene formation, nadir (straight down) imaging, and wind turbine interference mitigation.


  • Novel SAR imaging geometries
    • Nadir-looking SAR
    • Littoral polarimetry
    • Holographic SAR
    • 3D scene reconstruction
  • Innovative modalities
    • Agile adaptive radar waveforms
    • Along-track, interferometric, MIMO
    • Passive and multi-static SAR operation
  • Sparse SAR image formation