Pathfinder Airborne ISR Systems

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery

The following is a selection of imagery available for your viewing, sorted by frequency band and/or program. (Note: Resolutions are for original images prior to downsampling for web viewing.)

Images are available for public reproduction. Please credit Sandia using the following statement 'Courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories, Airborne ISR'

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Spotlight Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of a reapplication yard at Kirtland AFB.

SpotDwell image of a building at Jacksonville Naval Air Station.

Stripmap Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of Washington DC.

Arbitrary Stripmap image of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station.

Circle pass of a solar tower near Albuquerque, NM.

Example image of Sandia’s Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) near Belen, NM.

High Range Resolution (HRR) example.

Maritime Search Mode example of a ship at sea.

Coherent Change Detection (CCD) image highlighting several changes between images taken of the same scene at two different times.

Normalized Coherence Product (NCP) image showing only the most recent changes in a scene between two CCD images (referenced CCD images displayed on the left).

Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) mosaic of greater Washington, DC area from Sandia’s Rapid Terrain Visualization (RTV) program.

Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) of several fields and buildings at Kirtland AFB. Taken by Sandia’s FARAD radar.

Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image from Sandia’s Mini-RF on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

Example of an identified target in a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image utilizing Sandia’s Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) technology.

Image of a stationary truck with the engine running, utilizing Sandias Vibrometry techniques.

Fine-resolution StereoSAR image of Kirtland AFB housing next to a large field.