This paper describes the performance and simulation of a compact integrated optical processor for the real-time reconstruction of two-dimensional images in airborne stripmap synthetic aperture radar applications. The functional behavior of the processor is explained in some detail. The design criteria are briefly given. The simulation step allowed the main processor characteristics and properties to be identified. A number of comparisons were obtained in airborne SAR mission scenarios between the predictions of the optical device and those achieved by the modern electronic digital approach, based on the wavefront reconstruction method by matched filtering.
|Titolo:||Performance and simulation of an on-board guided-wave optical processor for airborne SAR applications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1023/A:1019964024073|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|