2 March 1984 Synthetic apertures: An Overview
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A synthetic aperture is formed when separate optical systems are combined to function as a single larger aperture. When an aperture is synthesized, independent optical systems are phased to form a common image field with resolution determined by the maximum dimension of the array and therefore exceeding that produced by any single element. In this paper, advantages and disadvantages of synthetic apertures are discussed, imaging properties are described, and implementation techniques are evaluated. Finally, some examples of existing and future phased array systems are presented.
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Janet S. Fender, Janet S. Fender, "Synthetic apertures: An Overview", Proc. SPIE 0440, Synthetic Aperture Systems I, (2 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.937565; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937565

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