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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2000
  • pp: 2310–2312

Interpolated spatially variant apodization in synthetic aperture radar imagery

David A. Yocky, Charles V. Jakowatz, Jr., and Paul H. Eichel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 2310-2312 (2000)

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The original formulation of spatially variant apodization for complex synthetic aperture radar imagery concentrated on integer-oversampled data. Noninteger-oversampled data presented previously [IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electron. Syst. 31, 267 (1995)] suggested use of different weightings in the algorithm. An alternative noninteger-oversampled approach that employs the same apodization concept but uses local spatial interpolation is presented. With this approach the combined image formation, apodization, and detection of 1.3×-versus-2.0× oversampled data can be performed in half the time without loss of image quality.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(280.6730) Remote sensing and sensors : Synthetic aperture radar

Original Manuscript: August 23, 1999
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2000
Published: May 10, 2000

David A. Yocky, Charles V. Jakowatz, and Paul H. Eichel, "Interpolated spatially variant apodization in synthetic aperture radar imagery," Appl. Opt. 39, 2310-2312 (2000)

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