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Modified Algorithm for Real Time SAR Signal Processing

By Yee Kit Chan, Voon Koo, Boon-Kuan Chung, and Hean-Teik Chuah
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 1, 159-168, 2008
doi:10.2528/PIERC08021801

Abstract

The generation of the picture out of the SAR raw data is a computational intensive task. Both range compression and azimuth compression utilized Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithms and Inverse Fast Fourier Transform (IFFT) in order to perform convolution with respective reference signal. Thus FFT and IFFT occupied about 70% of the total computation operation in SAR image formation. In this paper a modified algorithm based on conventional FFT is proposed to optimize the computation performance. It is shown that the proposed algorithm can essentially achieve better performance with minimum computational burden compare to conventional FFT.

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Yee Kit Chan, Voon Koo, Boon-Kuan Chung, and Hean-Teik Chuah, "Modified Algorithm for Real Time SAR Signal Processing," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 1, 159-168, 2008.
doi:10.2528/PIERC08021801
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=08021801

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