In this paper we derive a simple model to describe the distortions on focused airborne SAR data rising from the usage of inaccurate external information of the topography of the illuminated area. The model is based on the assumption that an accurate time-domain strategy is applied to focus the data. Moreover, perfect knowledge of the aircraft trajectory is also assumed, in order to better highlight the relation between true topography and airborne SAR focused data. The presented model takes into account the coupling between the trajectory deviations affecting the aircraft flight track and the topography errors. A closed form expression for both the amplitude and phase distortions corrupting the focused signal is provided. To validate the presented analysis some simulation results relevant to a realistic SAR acquisition scenario are finally shown.

Airborne sar focusing in time domain: Effects of external DEM errors

Perna S.
2018-01-01

Abstract

In this paper we derive a simple model to describe the distortions on focused airborne SAR data rising from the usage of inaccurate external information of the topography of the illuminated area. The model is based on the assumption that an accurate time-domain strategy is applied to focus the data. Moreover, perfect knowledge of the aircraft trajectory is also assumed, in order to better highlight the relation between true topography and airborne SAR focused data. The presented model takes into account the coupling between the trajectory deviations affecting the aircraft flight track and the topography errors. A closed form expression for both the amplitude and phase distortions corrupting the focused signal is provided. To validate the presented analysis some simulation results relevant to a realistic SAR acquisition scenario are finally shown.
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