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Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Bassem R. Mahafza

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Chapter 18

Tactical Synthetic Aperture Radars

This chapter was coauthored with Brian J. Smith.1

This chapter provides an introduction to Tactical Synthetic Aperture Radar (TSAR). The purpose of this chapter is to further develop the readers’ understanding of SAR by taking a closer look at high resolution spotlight SAR image formation algorithms, motion compensation techniques, autofocus algorithms, and performance metrics.

18.1. Introduction

Modern airborne radar systems are designed to perform a large number of functions which range from detection and discrimination of targets to mapping large areas of ground terrain. This mapping can be performed by the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). Through illuminating the ground with coherent radiation ...

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