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Unambiguous SAR Signal Reconstruction from Nonuniform Displaced Phase Center Sampling

Krieger, Gerhard and Gebert, Nicolas and Moreira, Alberto (2004) Unambiguous SAR Signal Reconstruction from Nonuniform Displaced Phase Center Sampling. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 1 (4), pp. 260-264. IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2004.832700.

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The displaced phase center (DPC) technique will enable a wide-swath synthetic aperture radar (SAR) with high azimuth resolution. In a classic DPC system, the pulse repetition frequency (PRF) has to be chosen such that the SAR carrier moves just one half of its antenna length between subsequent radar pulses. Any deviation from this PRF will result in a nonuniform sampling of the synthetic aperture. This letter derives an innovative reconstruction algorithm and shows that an unambiguous reconstruction of a SAR signal is possible for nonuniform sampling of the synthetic aperture. This algorithm will also have great potential for multistatic satellite constellations as well as the dual receive antenna mode in Radarsat 2 and TerraSAR-X.

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Title:Unambiguous SAR Signal Reconstruction from Nonuniform Displaced Phase Center Sampling
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Gebert, NicolasUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2004
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Page Range:pp. 260-264
Keywords:Azimuth ambiguities, digital beamforming, displaced phase center antenna (DPCA), high-resolution wide-swath, SAR, interferometry, synthetic aperture radar (SAR).
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung eines Mini-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Krieger
Deposited On:11 Aug 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 19:56

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