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Sar And Isar Signal Processing
Author(s): Fred Harris
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Paper Abstract

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) are enhanced resolution imaging radar systems. These systems receive coherent radar signal returns from an illuminated scene and use the signal modulation related to terrain reflectivity and relative motion between the scene and the observation platform to form an image of the scene. The extraction, storage, and coherent processing of these modulation terms represent an enormous signal processing task which classically has been performed by optical techniques. The flexibility and reduced cost of modern high performance, high bandwidth digital signal processing systems is the motivation for full DSP based imaging radar systems. In this paper we review the common DSP tasks performed by basic SAR and ISAR imaging radars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0696, Advanced Algorithms and Architectures for Signal Processing I, (4 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936887
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Fred Harris, San Diego State University (United States)
Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0696:
Advanced Algorithms and Architectures for Signal Processing I
Jeffrey M. Speiser, Editor(s)

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