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Stripmap SAR

Stripmap SAR

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Stripmap SAR employs a linear collection geometry and a fixed antenna orientation, typically to broadside, that is, normal to the platform velocity vector. This mode of operation achieves the finest possible cross-range resolution while surveying the passing terrain without gaps in coverage. This chapter covers the following topics: review of radar imaging concepts; Doppler beam sharpening extension; range migration algorithm; range-Doppler algorithms; and operational considerations.

Chapter Contents:

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Review of Radar Imaging Concepts
  • 7.3 Doppler Beam Sharpening Extensions
  • 7.4 Range-Doppler Algorithms
  • 7.5 Range Migration Algorithm
  • 7.6 Operational Considerations
  • 7.7 Applications
  • 7.8 Summary
  • 7.9 Further Reading
  • 7.10 References
  • 7.11 Problems

Inspec keywords: radar imaging; terrain mapping; Doppler radar; synthetic aperture radar; surveying

Other keywords: range migration algorithm; Doppler beam sharpening; range-Doppler algorithm; stripmap SAR; radar imaging; linear collection geometry; fixed antenna orientation; terrain surveying

Subjects: Geography and cartography computing; Computer vision and image processing techniques; Geophysical techniques and equipment; Radar equipment, systems and applications; Optical, image and video signal processing; Instrumentation and techniques for geophysical, hydrospheric and lower atmosphere research; Data and information; acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination in geophysics

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