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Generation Of Synthetic Aperture Radar Images Using Acousto-Optics
Author(s): Demetri Psaltis; Kelvin Wagner
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Paper Abstract

The applicability of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging to many practical problems is severely limited by the excessive computational load associated with the technique. In this paper we describe a simple real-time, SAR processor which is implemented with acousto-optic and charge-coupled devices. This device will be useful in applications where real-time image formation is essential and in applications where present processors are not cost effective. It could also be used to preview large sets of imagery. The device is very compact and hence it has the potential to operate aboard the vehicle that collects the SAR data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0271, Advances in Display Technology II, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931763
Show Author Affiliations
Demetri Psaltis, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Kelvin Wagner, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0271:
Advances in Display Technology II
John R. Parsons, Editor(s)

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