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FOPEN SAR Image Formation

FOPEN SAR Image Formation

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The principal objective in this chapter is to develop the primary concepts that affect the design of the ultra wideband (UWB) SAR RADAR image formation processing. UWB waveforms required for operation at very high frequency (VHF) and ultra high frequency (UHF) remain a major challenge for FOPEN SAR. All subsystems that contribute to the transmit, receive, and image formation chain must consider their UWB characteristics for the images to be useful in detection, characterization, and geolocation of the objects under the foliage. This chapter will discuss the algorithms for image formation.

Chapter Contents:

  • 4.1 FOPEN SAR Collection Geometry
  • 4.2 FOPEN SAR Waveform
  • 4.3 SAR Image Formation
  • 4.4 SAR Motion Compensation
  • 4.5 References

Inspec keywords: radar imaging; ultra wideband radar; synthetic aperture radar

Other keywords: FOPEN SAR image formation chain; UWB SAR radar image formation processing; UWB waveforms; ultrawideband SAR radar image formation processing; synthetic aperture radars

Subjects: Optical, image and video signal processing; Radar equipment, systems and applications

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