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Title:Tomographic processing of synthetic aperture radar signals for enhanced resolution
Author(s):Bauck, Jerald Lee
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Jenkins, W. Kenneth
Department / Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Discipline:Electrical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Remote Sensing
Abstract:Spotlight-mode synthetic aperture radar imaging is studied from the viewpoint of tomographic signal processing which allows the relaxation of the nearly-universal assumption that plane waves pass over the ground patch. This allows high-quality image reconstruction in the face of arbitrary amounts of wavefront curvature such as would be present when the angle subtended by the ground patch, as seen by the radar, is not small. One such application is wide-area surveillance. A methodology is used which has the benefits of a wideband transmitted signal (impulse) and a sensible simulation. Image reconstruction algorithms are developed for monostatic and bistatic systems. Simulation results using these algorithms compare favorably with baseline simulations which use a more conventional algorithm operating on data which do not embody the effects of wavefront curvature. Comments on system design and computational implementation are made as necessary. A new set of problems which appear to benefit from the tomographic viewpoint is posed. This work may also find applications in some forms of reflection tomography.
Issue Date:1990
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Bauck, Jerald Lee
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9021650
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9021650

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