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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Array error estimation method for multichannel synthetic aperture radar systems in azimuth
Author(s): Xiaojiang Guo; Yesheng Gao; Kaizhi Wang; Xingzhao Liu
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Paper Abstract

Multichannel synthetic aperture radar systems are usually employed to suppress azimuth ambiguity and realize high-resolution wide-swath imaging. However, unavoidable array errors will significantly degrade the performance of ambiguity suppression and imaging quality. This paper presents an array error estimation method based on cross correlation. First, unambiguous Doppler spectra are obtained by selecting a short length of range profiles from strong targets. Then, array errors are estimated by a proposed cross-correlation method. Finally, a preprocessing method to improve the estimation accuracy is proposed. The proposed method takes full advantage of the training samples from strong targets and estimates array errors by the coherent integration technique, which improves the estimation accuracy and robustness. Theoretical analysis and experiments based on simulations and measurements showed the validity of the proposed method, especially in low signal-to-noise ratios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2017
PDF: 11 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 11(1) 015027 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.11.015027
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 11, Issue 1
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Xiaojiang Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yesheng Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Kaizhi Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Xingzhao Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)

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