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Title: Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Using a Beamforming Framework.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Laboratories, null
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1414891
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-10146B
657090
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Charles V. Jakowatz, Jr., and Wahl, Daniel E. Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Using a Beamforming Framework.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Charles V. Jakowatz, Jr., & Wahl, Daniel E. Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Using a Beamforming Framework.. United States.
Charles V. Jakowatz, Jr., and Wahl, Daniel E. Fri . "Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Using a Beamforming Framework.". United States. doi:.
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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