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Effects Of Ionospheric Propagation Disturbances On Space-Based Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging
Author(s): Lester L. DeRaad Jr.; Morgan K. Grover; Brian M. Lamb
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Paper Abstract

This report describes the results of a theoretical investigation of the impacts of non-ideal transionospheric signal propagation on the imaging performance of space-based synthetic aperture radars (SARs). The nature and magnitude of the effects are demonstrated in quantitative terms versus the strength of the ionospheric disturbance. A number of different mitigation schemes for combatting the effects are also evaluated, including: optimal flight and viewing geometry, increased carrier frequency, and adaptive signal processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1115, Propagation Engineering, (11 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960873
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Lester L. DeRaad Jr., R & D Associates (United States)
Morgan K. Grover, R & D Associates (United States)
Brian M. Lamb, R & D Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1115:
Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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