Electronic Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics


Using Matlab to Create an Image from Radar

Douglas Hulbert
Mathematics Department
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue Unit 2483
Norfolk VA 23504-8060
E-mail: dhulbert@nsu.edu


Translating basic principles of electromagnetism into short formulas involving products of complex numbers, we will see how a hypothetical imaging radar encodes a simple image. Matlab will decode radar returns to recreate the image by solving a small set of linear equations. Parallels with CAT scan processing will be outlined.