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Range-Doppler imaging systems are degraded by the motion of an object through its resolution cells during image formation. Given the range resolution dR, the cross-range (azimuth) resolution dA, and the wavelength Â¿, the image's range extent DR and cross-range extent DA must be constrained by Â¿DR Â¿ 4d2A; Â¿DA Â¿ 4dAdR to avoid significant image degradation. By implication, we can image a rectangular area A Â¿ DADR. We show that, in general, the acceptable image area is a parallelogram which becomes a rectangle only in the special case of unsquinted, broadside operation. Furthermore, the actual useful image area within a rectangular map of range extent DR and crossrange extent DA decreases as the squint angle measured from broadside increases.
Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:AES-22 , Issue: 6 )
Date of Publication: Nov. 1986