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

Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-19, 2000

Paper C043

Using Matlab to Create an Image from Radar

Douglas Hulbert

Mathematics Department
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue Unit 2483
Norfolk, VA 23504-8060

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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.

Keyword(s): Matlab