Time-Varying R-D Algorithm for High Squint SAR Imaging

Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sanyuan, Xu; Jianguo, Wang (College of Electronic Engineering, UESTC, Chengdu China)
Xiaoling, Zhang (College of Electronic Engineering,UESTC, Chengdu China)

In this paper, an improved algorithm called the time-varying R-D algorithm is proposed. In high-squint cases, the problem of range-walk removal will hamper the direct use of the R-D algorithm. The data that lie in the same range cell (after range-walk removal) can belong to targets that are initially of greatly different slant ranges, and can not be filtered by using a constant Doppler rate. So the Doppler rate in that range cell should be time-varying. A quantitative analysis and simulations show that the new algorithm can process the SAR data with a high squint angle.