20 September 2016 Speckle imaging from an array
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In this paper, we present two analytic theories developed recently to predict the performance of an imaging system composed of a phased array illuminator and a set of receiver subapertures. The receiver need not coincide with the transmitter. The two theories have been documented separately (ref. 1, 2), and the reader can find more details there – the theories present the analytic phased array irradiance on target in the presence of piston errors, and the resulting speckle pattern-induced imaging noise. The principal results presented here are the Signal to Noise Ratios (SNR) for both the radiometric portion of the problem and the speckle imaging portion of the problem.
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Jim F Riker, Jim F Riker, Glenn A. Tyler, Glenn A. Tyler, Jeff L. Vaughn, Jeff L. Vaughn, "Speckle imaging from an array", Proc. SPIE 9982, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII, 99820J (20 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241546; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2241546
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