1 December 1991 Massively parallel synthetic-aperture radar autofocus
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The iterative phase gradient autofocus (PGA) algorithm for automatically focusing synthetic aperture radar images has been implemented on both a 16384-processor Connection Machine and the 1024-processor nCUBE 2 hypercube. Massive parallelism has proven its value by dramatically reducing processing times over those achieved on sequential machines by an order of magnitude or more. This is especially important for very large images or where high volumes of input and output are encountered. We provide an overview of the PGA algorithm, highlighting opportunities for significant speed-up in parallel architectures. This is followed by implementation details and timing results.
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Gary A. Mastin, Steven J. Plimpton, and Dennis C. Ghiglia "Massively parallel synthetic-aperture radar autofocus", Proc. SPIE 1566, Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations II, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49836; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.49836

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