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A comparison between imaging radar and medical imaging polar format algorithm implementations
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Paper Abstract

The polar format algorithm (PFA) is a well known method for forming imagery in both the radar community and the medical imaging community. PFA is attractive because it has low computational cost, and it partially compensates for phase errors due to a target's motion through resolution cells (MTRC). Since the imaging scenarios for remote sensing and medical imaging are traditionally different, the PFA implementation is different between the communities. This paper describes the differences in PFA implementation. The performance of two illustrative implementations is compared using synthetic radar and medical imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6568, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIV, 65680K (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731454
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LeRoy A. Gorham, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Brian D. Rigling, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Edmund G. Zelnio, Wright State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6568:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIV
Edmund G. Zelnio; Frederick D. Garber, Editor(s)

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