A UNIFIED FORMULATION OF SYNTHETIC-APERTURE RADAR THEORY

Authors
  1. Felstead, E.B.
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A theory of synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is formulated for the case where the radar antenna is pointed along or close to the normal to the track of the satellite or aircraft carrying the radar. All the common signal defects are presented and incorporated into a unified mathematical description of the recorded input signal. From this description, the two-dimensional Fourier transform and the output image function are derived. Signal defects arising from range curvature, rotation of the earth, earth curvature, and antenna pointing error are included in the formulation.
Report Number
1331 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1979
Number of Pages
44
DSTKIM No
80-00722
CANDIS No
88423
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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