A Synthetic Bandwidth Method for High-Resolution SAR Based on PGA in the Range Dimension
AbstractThe synthetic bandwidth technique is an effective method to achieve ultra-high range resolution in an SAR system. There are mainly two challenges in its implementation. The first one is the estimation and compensation of system errors, such as the timing deviation and the amplitude-phase error. Due to precision limitation of the radar instrument, construction of the sub-band signals becomes much more complicated with these errors. The second challenge lies in the combination method, that is how to fit the sub-band signals together into a much wider bandwidth. In this paper, a novel synthetic bandwidth approach is presented. It considers two main errors of the multi-sub-band SAR system and compensates them by a two-order PGA (phase gradient auto-focus)-based method, named TRPGA. Furthermore, an improved cut-paste method is proposed to combine the signals in the frequency domain. It exploits the redundancy of errors and requires only a limited amount of data in the azimuth direction for error estimation. Moreover, the up-sampling operation can be avoided in the combination process. Imaging results based on both simulated and real data are presented to validate the proposed approach. View Full-Text
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Li, J.; Chen, J.; Liu, W.; Wang, P.; Li, C. A Synthetic Bandwidth Method for High-Resolution SAR Based on PGA in the Range Dimension. Sensors 2015, 15, 15339-15362.
Li J, Chen J, Liu W, Wang P, Li C. A Synthetic Bandwidth Method for High-Resolution SAR Based on PGA in the Range Dimension. Sensors. 2015; 15(7):15339-15362.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Jincheng; Chen, Jie; Liu, Wei; Wang, Pengbo; Li, Chunsheng. 2015. "A Synthetic Bandwidth Method for High-Resolution SAR Based on PGA in the Range Dimension." Sensors 15, no. 7: 15339-15362.