28 January 2002 Mapping performance on curved-path SAR
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Abstract
SAR-mapping is usually performed along a straight path. A curved path might increase the mapping rate significantly. Drawbacks are more complex signal processing and that defocusing may occur. In this paper, curved SAR-mapping is analysed in more detail including more forward look geometry. Relationships are derived how SAR-resolution and mapping rate are influenced by the curved SAR-path. Examples show how the non-linear phase error depends on side acceleration and scene geometry.
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Sune R. J. Axelsson, "Mapping performance on curved-path SAR", Proc. SPIE 4543, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques IV, (28 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453967; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.453967
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