Inversion of synthetic aperture radar data for surface scattering

J. S. Won, W. M. Moon

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Abstract

A new approach based on inverse scattering is proposed and tested for quantitatively accurate synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image formation. In this approach, it is demonstrated how a scalar wave equation can be directly solved for SAR image formation when surface scattering is dominant and how the SAR data processing can equivalently be converted back to an inverse scattering problem. In this process, the complex backscattering coefficient, defined by the ratio of the backscattered wavefield to the incident wavefield, can also be estimated from the observed zero-offset backscattered wavefield. The final inversion formula is established to exploit f-k domain computation, and digital simulation results are presented to demonstrate the efficiency and performance of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages413-415
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Event10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90 - College Park, MD, USA
Duration: 1990 May 201990 May 20

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Other10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90
CityCollege Park, MD, USA
Period90/5/2090/5/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Won, J. S., & Moon, W. M. (1990). Inversion of synthetic aperture radar data for surface scattering. 413-415. Paper presented at 10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90, College Park, MD, USA, .