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Basis for optronic ScanSAR processing
Author(s): Linda Marchese; Pascal Bourqui; Sandra Turgeon; Bernd Harnish; Martin Suess; François Châteauneuf; Alain Bergeron
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Paper Abstract

ScanSAR is an important imaging mode of operation for SAR systems. It allows extended range coverage albeit at the expense of azimuth resolution. Compared to stripmap, ScanSAR is used more for large swath coverage for mapping and monitoring over a wide area. Applications are numerous and include boreal forest mapping, wetland mapping and soil moisture monitoring. The goal of the present work was thus to explore the possibility of processing ScanSAR data optronicaly. Tests were performed with artificially bursted ASAR stripmap data demonstrating that reconstruction of ScanSAR data using the optronic SAR processor is feasible. This paper describes specifically how the data control and handling of ScanSAR data is performed to make it compatible with the optronic processor that was otherwise specifically designed for stripmap processing. As well, the ScanSAR images generated optronicaly are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8179, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XI, 81790E (26 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898936
Show Author Affiliations
Linda Marchese, INO (Canada)
Pascal Bourqui, INO (Canada)
Sandra Turgeon, INO (Canada)
Bernd Harnish, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Martin Suess, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
François Châteauneuf, INO (Canada)
Alain Bergeron, INO (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8179:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XI
Claudia Notarnicola; Simonetta Paloscia; Nazzareno Pierdicca, Editor(s)

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