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



CONTRIBUTED PAPER: 13-C43

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

ABSTRACT

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.