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Fully digital foliage-penetrating synthetic aperature radar processor
Author(s): Stephen Arnold; Charles C. Hsu; Mona E. Zaghloul; Harold H. Szu; Nicholas E. Karangelen; James R. Buss
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Paper Abstract

A high performance, fully digital Foliage Penetrating Synthetic Aperture Radar (FOPEN SAR) system is described. The FOPEN SAR algorithm is illustrated using Matlab. Digital implementation is derived and simulated using VHDL. The complex mathematical functions required by the algorithm have been demonstrated. Simulations have achieved an SNR equals 290 dB when compared to the baseline results from Matlab. The accuracy of the simulation was limited by the resolution of certain trigonometric and exponential functions implemented using VHDL, and thus can be improved upon. This would allow greater flexibility between speed/area considerations without degradation of the target resolution (100dB-signal accuracy).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4391, Wavelet Applications VIII, (26 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.421208
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen Arnold, George Washington Univ. (United States)
Charles C. Hsu, Trident Systems Inc. (United States)
Mona E. Zaghloul, George Washington Univ. (United States)
Harold H. Szu, George Washington Univ. (United States)
Nicholas E. Karangelen, Trident Systems Inc. (United States)
James R. Buss, Office of Naval Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4391:
Wavelet Applications VIII
Harold H. Szu; David L. Donoho; Adolf W. Lohmann; William J. Campbell; James R. Buss, Editor(s)

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