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Quadratic phase error compensation algorithm based on phase cancellation for ISAIL
Author(s): Bo Zang; Qi Li; Hong-Bing Ji; Yu Tang
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Paper Abstract

As a product combining inverse synthetic aperture technology with coherent laser technology, Inverse Synthetic Aperture Imaging Ladar (ISAIL) overcomes the diffraction limit of the telescope’s aperture, while it supplies a much better range resolution which will not get worse at long range when the diameter telescope optics becomes smaller. Compared with traditional microwave imaging radar, SAIL can provide a much higher-resolution image because of shorter wavelength, and its shorter imaging time for coherent integration takes a great part in practical application. The rotational motion of target generates Migration through Range Cells (MTRC) because of the ultra-high resolution of ISAIL. Quadratic Phase Error (QPE) caused by Migration through Range Cells (MTRC) during the imaging time makes ISAIL image smeared. It is difficult to estimate the QPE through traditional motion compensation algorithm. To solve this problem in the case of uniform rotation rate, a novel QPE compensation method, based on Phase Cancellation (PC), is proposed. Firstly, a rough range of QPE coefficient related to the wave-length, length of the target, and the rotating angle is estimated. Then, through 1-D search, the QPE coefficient is obtained exactly. Finally, the QPE compensation is achieved. The ISAIL imaging experiments with numerical data validate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8905, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Laser Sensing and Imaging and Applications, 89050U (19 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2033135
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Bo Zang, Xidian Univ. (China)
Qi Li, Xidian Univ. (China)
Hong-Bing Ji, Xidian Univ. (China)
Yu Tang, Xidian Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8905:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Laser Sensing and Imaging and Applications
Farzin Amzajerdian; Astrid Aksnes; Weibiao Chen; Chunqing Gao; Yongchao Zheng; Cheng Wang, Editor(s)

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