Flight path-driven mitigation of wavefront curvature effects in SAR images

Patent Number: 7,551,119
Issued: 6/23/2009
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Abstract: A wavefront curvature effect associated with a complex image produced by a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can be mitigated based on which of a plurality of possible flight paths is taken by the SAR when capturing the image. The mitigation can be performed differently for different ones of the flight paths.
Filed: 1/8/2008
Application Number: 11/970,631
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.