A Novel Airborne SAR Simulator

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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Franceschetti, Giorgio; Iodice, Antonio; Perna, Stefano; Riccio, Daniele (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II - DIET, Italy)

In this work we present a SAR raw data simulator of extended scenes able to account for the effects introduced by sensor track deviations. A 1-D azimuth Fourier simulation scheme followed by a range time domain integration is proposed: this allows extending the applicability range of the 2-D Fourier simulator available in the literature to more severe track deviations and to wider range beam airborne SAR systems, at expense of computation efficiency. Anyway, the proposed simulator turns out to be still much more efficient than the time domain one.