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Representing SAR complex image pixels
Author(s): A. W. Doerry
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Paper Abstract

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images are often complex-valued to facilitate specific exploitation modes. Furthermore, these pixel values are typically represented with either real/imaginary (also known as I/Q) values, or as Magnitude/Phase values, with constituent components comprised of integers with limited number of bits. For clutter energy well below full-scale, Magnitude/Phase offers lower quantization noise than I/Q representation. Further improvement can be had with companding of the Magnitude value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9829, Radar Sensor Technology XX, 98291L (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2214516
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A. W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9829:
Radar Sensor Technology XX
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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