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Spaceborne synthetic-aperture imaging radars: Applications, techniques, and technology

Elachi, Charles and Bicknell, T. and Jordan, Rolando L. and Wu, Chialin (1982) Spaceborne synthetic-aperture imaging radars: Applications, techniques, and technology. Proceedings of the IEEE, 70 (10). pp. 1174-1209. ISSN 0018-9219. doi:10.1109/proc.1982.12448.

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In the last four years, the first two Earth-orbiting, space-borne, synthetic-aperture imaging radars (SAR) were successfully developed and operated. This was a major achievement in the development of spaceborne radar sensors and ground processors. The data acquired with these sensors extended the capability of Earth resources and ocean-surface observation into a new region of the electromagnetic spectrum. This paper is a review of the different aspects of spaceborne imaging radars. It includes a review of: 1) the unique characteristics of space-borne SAR systems; 2) the state of the art in spaceborne SAR hardware and SAR optical and digital processors; 3) the different data-handling techniques; and 4) the different applications of spaceborne SAR data.

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Additional Information:© 1982 IEEE. Manuscript received February 1, 1982; revised July 29, 1982. The research described in this paper was performed under Contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The submission of this paper was encouraged after the review of an advance proposal. The work reported in this paper would not have been possible without the help of many of our colleagues who are involved in the radar remote sensing program at JPL. They are too many to list here, but they all contributed in some way or other to this work. We would also like to acknowledge the excellent support of Ms. Olivia Tyler and Ms. Sue Conrow in preparing the artwork and typing the manuscript.
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Official Citation:C. Elachi, T. Bicknell, R. L. Jordan and Chialin Wu, "Spaceborne synthetic-aperture imaging radars: Applications, techniques, and technology," in Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 70, no. 10, pp. 1174-1209, Oct. 1982. doi: 10.1109/PROC.1982.12448
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