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Title: The Direction Cosine Method of Scatterer Location Extended to Spotlight-Mode IFSAR

In this paper we have shown how the direction cosine method of stripmap-mode IFSAR maybe modified for use in the spotlight-mode case. Spotlight-mode IFSAR geometry dictates a common aperture phase center, velocity vector, and baseline vector for every pixel in an image. Angle with respect to the velocity vector is the same for every pixel in a given column and can be computed from the column index, the Doppler of the motion compensation point and the Doppler column sample spacing used in image formation. With these modifications, the direction cosines and length of the line of sight vector to every scatterer in the scene may be computed directly from the raw radar measurements of range, Doppler, and interferometric phase.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
766558
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-1316C
TRN: AH200038%%307
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 34th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA (US), 10/29/2000--11/01/2000; Other Information: PBD: 26 Oct 2000
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; APERTURES; COMPUTERS; GEOMETRY; MODIFICATIONS; RADAR; VECTORS; VELOCITY