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Doppler Keystone Transform: An Approach Suitable for Parallel Implementation of SAR Moving Target Imaging

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3 Author(s)
Gang Li ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Tsinghua Univ., Beijing ; Xia, Xiang-Gen ; Ying-Ning Peng

In this letter, a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data reformatting approach named Doppler keystone transform (DKT) is proposed to correct the range migration of a moving target. By using the DKT, the SAR imaging program, i.e., the 2-D matched filtering, can be transformed into separate 1-D operations along range or azimuth direction, and therefore, the DKT is suitable for the parallel implementation of SAR imaging of the moving target. Our simulations show that by combining the DKT and the Doppler phase compensation methods, the moving target can be well imaged in high signal-clutter-ratio case.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 4 )