Comparative evaluation of SAR image formation algorithms

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2010
Şahin, Halil İbrahim
In the scope of this thesis, simulation-based analyses and comparative evaluation of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image formation techniques, namely Time Domain Correlation, Range Stacking, Range Doppler and Chirp Scaling algorithms, are presented. For this purpose, first, the fundamental concepts of SAR such as SAR geometry, resolution and signal properties are explained. A broadside SAR simulator that provides artificial raw data as an input to the algorithms is designed and implemented. Then, the mathematical background of the imaging algorithms discussed in the thesis is provided. Implementations of these algorithms and simulations are carried out using MATLAB®. Finally, simulation results are presented and discussed to show the advantages and disadvantages of the algorithms.

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H. İ. Şahin, “Comparative evaluation of SAR image formation algorithms,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.