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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 1786–1796

Real-time programmable acoustooptic synthetic aperture radar processor

Michael Haney and Demetri Psaltis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1786-1796 (1988)

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The acoustooptic time-and-space integrating approach to real-time synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processing is reviewed, and novel hybrid optical/electronic techniques, which generalize the basic architecture, are described. The generalized architecture is programmable and has the ability to compensate continuously for range migration changes in the parameters of the radar/target geometry and anomalous platform motion. The new architecture is applicable to the spotlight mode of SAR, particularly for applications in which real-time onboard processing is required.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 13, 1987
Published: May 1, 1988

Michael Haney and Demetri Psaltis, "Real-time programmable acoustooptic synthetic aperture radar processor," Appl. Opt. 27, 1786-1796 (1988)

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