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DOI 10.1109/MGRS.2021.3113982
Title (Primary) Motion compensation/autofocus in airborne synthetic aperture radar: a review
Author Chen, J.; Xing, M.; Yu, H.; Liang, B.; Peng, J. ORCID logo ; Sun, G.-C.
Source Titel IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
Year 2022
Department RS
Volume 10
Issue 1
Page From 185
Page To 206
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Radar; Synthetic aperture radar; Spaceborne radar; Radar imaging; Standards; Azimuth; Airborne radar
Abstract Air- and spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can provide a large number of high-resolution images for microwave remote sensing applications, such as geoscience and climate change research, environmental Earth system monitoring, and precision agriculture. Unlike spaceborne SAR, the flight trajectory of airborne SAR may deviate from its ideal straight course due to the influence of atmospheric turbulence, resulting in significant motion errors in radar raw data. If a standard imaging algorithm is directly used to process the data, the image focusing quality will be significantly degraded. Therefore, to improve image focusing quality, one typically needs to integrate standard imaging algorithms with an effective motion compensation (MoCo)/autofocus technique. In this article, we present a comprehensive overview of MoCo/autofocus methods for airborne SAR to articulate related research and promote further development.
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Chen, J., Xing, M., Yu, H., Liang, B., Peng, J., Sun, G.-C. (2022):
Motion compensation/autofocus in airborne synthetic aperture radar: a review
IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Mag. 10 (1), 185 - 206 10.1109/MGRS.2021.3113982