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Onboard data compression of synthetic aperture radar data: status and prospects
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Paper Abstract

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instruments on spacecraft are capable of producing huge quantities of data. Onboard lossy data compression is commonly used to reduce the burden on the communication link. In this paper an overview is given of various SAR data compression techniques, along with an assessment of how much improvement is possible (and practical) and how to approach the problem of obtaining it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7084, Satellite Data Compression, Communication, and Processing IV, 70840P (5 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800822
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew A. Klimesh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Bruce Moision, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7084:
Satellite Data Compression, Communication, and Processing IV
Bormin Huang; Roger W. Heymann; Joan Serra-Sagristà, Editor(s)

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