Optoelectronic Signal Processor for SAR Image Formation and Correlation
In this article, we describe the application of an optoelectronic signal processor to target recognition in synthetic aperture radar (SAR). With the aid of spatially invariant, continuous phase filters, the processor is capable of providing a high degree of target discrimination in a small, light weight and inexpensive package.
KeywordsSynthetic Aperture Radar Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Spatial Filter False Target Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
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