Bordoni, Federica and Younis, Marwan and Krieger, Gerhard (2011) Ambiguity Suppression by Azimuth Phase Coding in Multichannel SAR Systems. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
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The current generation of spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems suffers from a trade-off between the achievable spatial resolution and swath width. This has motivated intensive research both on more flexible SAR systems, using multiple transmit/receive channels, and on techniques for removing the ambiguities. Among these techniques, the Azimuth Phase Coding (APC), recently proposed to suppress range ambiguities in conventional SAR systems, stands out for its negligible implementation complexity and its effectiveness for point and distributed ambiguities. This paper investigates the possibility of applying the APC technique to the new, forthcoming generation of multichannel SAR systems, based on Digital Beamforming on receive. The extension of APC to multichannel SAR systems is mathematically described. Specific merit figures are defined to quantify the APC performance. A numerical analysis is developed to characterize the influence on the APC behaviors of the main SAR system parameters. Finally, an example of APC performance is provided, by considering two multichannel SAR systems based on a planar and a reflector antenna.
|Title:||Ambiguity Suppression by Azimuth Phase Coding in Multichannel SAR Systems|
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing|
|In Open Access:||No|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Keywords:||Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Digital Beam-Forming (DBF), Azimuth Phase Coding (APC)|
|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)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts|
Microwaves and Radar Institute
|Deposited By:||Dr. Federica Bordoni|
|Deposited On:||08 Jul 2011 13:52|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2013 20:22|
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