21 November 1995 Comparison of super-resolution techniques for SAR preprocessing
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To increase the spatial resolution of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images, we process the received data through super-resolution methods instead of conventional pulse compression. Since the problem of SAR processing is 'ill-posed', we must apply regularization techniques by incorporating prior knowledge about the imaged scene. We review restoration techniques with prior knowledge based on known deterministic properties of the solution or formulated in terms of a priori probability distributions. Moreover, we pose the scattering cross section problem as a maximum-likelihood one, and we maximize the likelihood function through optimization algorithms. Numerical results demonstrate that the classical resolution limit can be overcome by using certain super-resolution techniques.
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Veronique Guglielmi, Francis Castanie, S. Puechmorel, P. Piau, "Comparison of super-resolution techniques for SAR preprocessing", Proc. SPIE 2584, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Passive Microwave Sensing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227134; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.227134
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