Ossowska, Alicja; Kim, Jung Hyo; Wiesbeck, Werner (Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik und Elektronik, University Karlsruhe, Germany)
In conventional SAR system high azimuth resolution and wide swath width are parameters that cannot be improved simultaneously. A High-Resolution Wide-Swath (HRWS) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a new concept to reconcile those two contradictory requirements. In this paper a concept for simulation of HRWS SAR systems is presented. The simulation is developed to estimate the performance of the systems regarding the influence of various distortions.