Motion Compensation Based on Signal Processing Method for Airborne SAR

  • Song, Won-Gyu (Dept. of EECS and Radiowave Detection Research Center, KAIST) ;
  • Shin, Hee-Sub (Dept. of EECS and Radiowave Detection Research Center, KAIST) ;
  • Lee, Ho-Jin (Dept. of EECS and Radiowave Detection Research Center, KAIST) ;
  • Lim, Jong-Tae (Dept. of EECS and Radiowave Detection Research Center, KAIST)
  • Published : 2005.06.02

Abstract

In the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system, the motion error is the main phase error sources and the motion compensation is very important. The phase gradient autofocus (PGA) is a state of art technique for phase error correction of SAR. It exploits the redundancy of the phase-error information among range bins by selecting the strongest scatter for each range bin and synthesizes them. The motivation of this paper is based on the observation that the redundancy of phase error is also among the cross-range direction. Moreover, the proposed method applies the weighting function to better utilize the phase error information. The validity of the proposed scheme for PGA is tested with some numerical simulation.