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Airborne Circularly Polarized SAR
Theory, System Design, Hardware Implementation, and Applications

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ISBN 9781032250038
May 15, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
312 Pages 193 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A comprehensive resource on airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems, Airborne Circulatory Polarized SAR explains the theory, system design, hardware and software, and applications of airborne circularly polarized SAR in environmental monitoring and other uses. Readers learn how to build the hardware and software of circularly polarized SAR, the antenna system, and how to generate point target responses and images using the range doppler algorithm (RDA) from raw signal data. The book discusses applications and analyzing techniques using a circularly polarized SAR system and image processing. Images and MATLAB codes are provided to help professionals and researchers with their applications and future studies.


1. Provides the theory of circularly polarized wave and polarimetry related to system design, scattering analysis, polarimetric SAR, and applications in microwave remote sensing.

2. Explains the real radio frequency (RF) system and the original antenna, including circuit explanation and know-how of measurement technique to adjust to the required parameter in system design.

3. Discusses the technique of ground test and flight mission to calibrate and validate the performance of airborne circularly polarized SAR.

4. Highlights image signal processing with MATLAB codes and how to obtain a single look complex (SLC) image for further applications.

5. Includes several applications of airborne circularly polarized SAR from international leading experts.

This book is beneficial to professionals, researchers, academics, and graduate students from disciplines such as Electronic Engineering; Radar Systems; Aerospace Engineering; Signal Processing; Image Processing; Environmental Remote Sensing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction of Synthetic Aperture Radar  2. Basics of SAR Polarimetry   3. System Design  4. RF System  5. Basebound and Control Unit  6. Circularly Polarized Antenna  7.  Ground Test, Airborne Installation, and Flight Mission  8. SAR Image Formation  9. Applications  10. Summary 

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Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, PhD, was born in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1970. He earned B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical and computer engineering (subsurface radar systems) from Kanazawa University, Japan, in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in artificial system sciences (applied radio wave and radar systems) from Chiba University, Japan, in 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Lecturer (Postdoctoral Fellowship Researcher) with the Center for Frontier Electronics and Photonics, Chiba University. From 2005 to 2013, he was an Associate Professor (permanent staff) with the Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, where he is currently a Full Professor (permanent staff). He is also an academic staff in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia since 2020; He has been the Head of the Department of Environmental Remote Sensing, Head Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology since 2019, and Head Division of Disaster Data Analysis, Research Institute of Disaster Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiba University since 2020. He has authored more than 1,000 papers published in journals and conference proceedings, and 16 books on theoretical wave analysis, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), microsatellites, and small antennas. His research interests include theoretically scattering microwave analysis and its applications in microwave (radar) remote sensing, especially SAR and subsurface radar (VLF), including InSAR, DInSAR, and PS-InSAR, analysis, and design of antennas for mobile satellite communications and microwave sensors, development of microwave sensors, including SAR for the UAV, aircraft, stratosphere platform, and microsatellite. Prof. Sri Sumantyo is the General Chair of the 7th and 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (APSAR 2021 and APSAR 2023) at Bali, Indonesia, and has given more than 300 invited talks and lectures related to SAR and its applications. He is the Co-Leader of the Working Group on Remote Sensing Instrumentation and Technologies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Technical Committee on Instrumentation and Future Technologies (IFT-TC), and Associate Editor of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (GRSL).

Ming Yam Chua, PhD, was born in Malacca, Malaysia, in 1980. He earned his BEng. degree (Hons.) in electronics and MEngSc. and Ph.D. in engineering focusing on radar system design and radar waveform synthesis techniques from Multimedia University, Malaysia, in 2003, 2007, and 2016, respectively. He was with Multimedia University as a Research Associate from 2003 to 2009, Lecturer from 2009 to 2012, Senior Lecturer from 2012 to 2022, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, Xiamen University, Malaysia. Dr. Chua completed his 23 months postdoctoral research fellowship from Nov 2016 to Sep 2017 at the Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Japan, working on developing Synthetic Aperture Radar systems and conducting flight missions in Japan and Indonesia. Dr. Chua has delivered numerous grants and consultancy projects in developing synthetic aperture radar systems, developing FPGA applications for radar systems, and human sensing techniques.

Cahya Edi Santosa, PhD,  received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2003, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia, in 2013, and a Ph.D. degree in information processing and computer science from Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, in 2019. From 2003 to 2021, he was a Researcher with the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of Indonesia (LAPAN), Bogor, Indonesia. He was a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship) with the Center of Environmental and Remote Sensing, Chiba University, from 2019 to 2021. Currently, he is a Senior Researcher at the Research Center for Aeronautics Technology, National Research and Innovation Agency BRIN, Jakarta. His primary interest includes analysis of broadband microstrip array antenna, conformal antenna for mobile communication, circularly polarized horn antenna, and research on synthetic aperture radar onboard UAVs, airborne, and satellite. Dr. Santosa is a member of the IEEE Transaction Antenna and Propagation Society and the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan. He was a recipient of the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of Indonesia (LAPAN) Awards for Best Young Researcher in 2008, the Outstanding Ph.D. Excellence Academic Award from Chiba University in 2018 and several awards related to his research.

Yuta Izumi, PhD,  earned his BEng. and MEng. degrees from Chiba University, Japan, in 2016, and 2018, respectively, and his PhD in radar remote sensing from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2021. From 2018 to 2020, he was a JSPS research fellow DC1. From 2019 to 2020, he worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, as a visiting Ph.D. From 2021 to 2022, he was a JSPS research fellow (Postdoctoral) at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Muroran Institute of Technology since 2022. His research interests include SAR interferometry and polarimetry and their applications for disaster mitigation. Dr. Izumi is a recipient of the Student Paper Award at the ISRS in 2017, President Award from Chiba University in 2018, Dean Award from the Graduate School of Advanced Integration in 2018, Science Young Researcher Award from IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society All Japan Joint Chapter in 2019, and the Student Poster Award at the IEICE-AP in 2020.