Approach for single channel SAR ground moving target imaging and motion parameter estimation

Approach for single channel SAR ground moving target imaging and motion parameter estimation

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In recent years, ground moving target imaging in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has attracted the attention of many researchers all over the world. A novel approach is proposed for the ground moving target imaging and motion parameter estimation using single channel SAR. First, a second-order generalised keystone formatting method is used to compensate for the range curvature. Secondly, the estimated slope of the target echo's envelope is used for the range walk compensation. Thirdly, Doppler parameters of moving targets obtained via spectral analysis are used for the imaging and positioning of ground moving targets. Finally, motion parameters of moving targets can be estimated on the basis of the relationship between Doppler and motion parameters. Both numerical and experimental results are provided to demonstrate the performance of the proposed approach.


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