Pan Cao, Mengdao Xing, Guangcai Sun, Yachao Li, Zheng Bao
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
In this letter, a novel approach to autofocus for inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging called minimum entropy via subspace autofocus is presented. This scheme uses the weighted signal subspace to express the phase errors left in the echoes after range-bin alignment and estimates the optimal weights sequentially via an optimization algorithm based on an entropy minimization principle, and its robustness and convergence can be ensured by the optimization method. Both the theoretical analysis and processing results of the real ISAR data have confirmed the feasibility of this new scheme.