A CGRT-CLEAN Method for Circular SAR Three Dimensional Imaging

  • Biao Zhang
  • Yiming Pi
  • Rui Min
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 202)


A three dimensional (3D) imaging method which is a complex-valued generalized Radon transform (CGRT)-CLEAN algorithm for circular synthetic aperture radar (CSAR) is proposed in this chapter. Based on the analysis of CSAR echo model, the echo of a scatterer in the range-azimuth domain can be modeled as a single cycle sinusoid. Inspired by the generalized Radon transform, this chapter utilizes the CGRT to estimate for scatterers’ positions. Then, combining the CGRT with CLEAN technique, the parameters of a scatterer which include position information and reflection coefficient can be obtained. Thus, a 3D image of a target can also be reconstructed. The performances of the CGRT-CLEAN method have been verified by simulations, and the results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm for processing CSAR data.


Circular synthetic aperture radar (CSAR) Complex-valued generalized radon transform (CGRT) CGRT-CLEAN 3D imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduChina

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