Multi-dimensional aperture design and analysis for SAR using the Cramér-rao theorem


Journal Article

We are applying the Cramér-Rao theorem to synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processing in order to establish flight paths that permit height estimation and minimize errors in reflectivity measurements. The Cramér-Rao bound (CRB) establishes a lower bound on the error variance of unbiased estimates. Error bounds are developed for multi-dimensional synthetic apertures that improve the overall performance and efficiency of monostatic, single-pass SAR missions. A computationally efficient means for the design and analysis of SAR waveforms is proposed using simulated scattering models that are limited in size. A comparison made with the error bounds for standard SAR show that estimates of scatterer range and cross-range positions are sufficiently accurate for multi-dimensional aperture SAR, even with the additional estimator for height. © 2005 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Linnehan, R; Brady, D; Schindler, J; Perlovsky, L; Rangaswamy, M

Published Date

  • December 1, 2005

Published In

  • Ieee Camsap 2005 First International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi Sensor Adaptive Processing

Volume / Issue

  • 2005 /

Start / End Page

  • 4 - 7

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/CAMAP.2005.1574169

Citation Source

  • Scopus