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SAR imaging using the Capon estimator in the 2D subarray processing framework
Author(s): Soohong Kim; Joohwan Chun
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Paper Abstract

We develop a 2D subarray processing technique as an extension of 1D subarray processing to form the image of an inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR). By using the 2D processing based on the Capon's spectral estimation method, a high resolution image can be obtained as compared with the conventional Fourier transform and the 1D subarray based method. Our method minimizes the mean output power as much as possible to minimize the interference energy, while the desired scatterer's energy is preserved by using the constraint. Some simulation results are given to demonstrate the performance of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4123, Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data, (16 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409272
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Soohong Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Joohwan Chun, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4123:
Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data
Michael A. Fiddy; Rick P. Millane, Editor(s)

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