Sheng Zhang, Guangcai Sun, Mengdao Xing
Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics
Aiming at solving the azimuth signal aliasing problem in the Doppler domain, the azimuth time aliasing problem after range cell migration correction (RCMC) and the severe range and the azimuth coupling problem in both the phase and envelope for highly squinted terrain observation by progressive scans (TOPS) synthetic aperture radar (SAR), a novel full aperture imaging algorithm is presented. An unaliased two-dimensional (2-D) spectrum is first obtained by the azimuth preprocessing; the modified range migration algorithm (RMA) is then used to complete RCMC; and finally the azimuth signal is focused in the Doppler domain by spectral analysis (SPECAN) and deramping. Simulations and real data processing results validate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
S Zhang, G Sun, M Xing - Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics, 2016