An omega-K algorithm for translational invariant bistatic SAR based on generalized loffeld's bistatic formula
In this paper, an omega-K imaging algorithm to focus the raw data of translational invariant (TI) bistatic synthetic aperture radar (BSAR) is proposed. The method utilizes a point target reference spectrum of generalized Loffeld's bistatic formula (GLBF). Without the bistatic deformation term, GLBF is the latest development of Loffeld's bistatic formula. It is comparable in precision with the method of series reversion (MSR), but it has a much simpler form than MSR and a similar form to a monostatic case. Based on the spatial linearization of GLBF, the Stolt transformation relationship is derived. The method can consider the linear spatial variation of Doppler parameters, which is always ignored in previous publications about bistatic omega-K algorithms. This method can handle the cases of TI BSAR with high squint angles and large bistatic degrees. In addition, a compensation method for the phase error caused by the linearization is discussed. Numerical simulations and experimental data processing verify the effectiveness of the proposed method. © 1980-2012 IEEE.
Wu, J; Li, Z; Huang, Y; Yang, J; Liu, QH
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