High Resolution Processing with the rotated ω-k-Algorithm applied to SmartRadar Spot SAR data

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hippler, J. (EADS Deutschland GmbH, 88039 Friedrichshafen, Germany)

The rotated ω-k scheme is very efficient in terms of memory requirements and processing times in particular when applied to squinted very high resolution Spot SAR data. For high quality SAR images, motion and attitude measurement data need to be improved by autofocus. The Phase Gradient Autofocus (PGA) has been incorporated into the rotated omegak scheme. Processing steps are explained and processing results on very high resolution Spot SAR data gathered during test flights with the new EADS SmartRadar in July 2009 are presented.