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Considerations On Real-Time Processing Of Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar Data
Author(s): Chialin Wu
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Paper Abstract

This paper comprises a description of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) processing approaches and a discussion on the processor complexity measures. The objective of the paper is to provide basic system knowledge on the design of a real-time signal processor for spaceborne synthetic aperture radar. A review of SAR sensor performance capability and general electronic processing approaches will be given first. The discussion of SAR processor complexity is divided into two areas: the arithmetic complexity and the control complexity. A generalized treatment of these subjects is provided. The results could be readily extended to special cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959222
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Chialin Wu, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0241:
Real-Time Signal Processing III
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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