By Topic

On the design of SAR apertures using the Cramer-Rao bound

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Linnehan, R. ; Air Force Res. Lab., Hanscom, MA ; Brady, D. ; Schindler, J. ; Perlovsky, L.
more authors

The Cramer-Rao inequality is applied to the likelihood function of the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) scatterer parameter vector to relate the choice of flight path to estimation performance. Estimation error bounds for the scatterer parameter vector (including height) are developed for multi-dimensional synthetic apertures, and quantify the performance enhancement over a limited sector of the image plane relative to standard-aperture single-pass SAR missions. An efficient means for the design and analysis of SAR waveforms and flight paths is proposed using simulated scattering models that are limited in size. Comparison of the error bounds to those for standard-aperture SAR show that estimates of scatterer range and cross-range positions are accurate for multi-dimensional aperture SAR, even with the additional estimator for height. Furthermore, multi-dimensional SAR is shown to address the layover problem

Published in:

Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 1 )