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Synthetic aperture design for increased SAR image rate

United States Patent

March 3, 2009
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High resolution SAR images of a target scene at near video rates can be produced by using overlapped, but nevertheless, full-size synthetic apertures. The SAR images, which respectively correspond to the apertures, can be analyzed in sequence to permit detection of movement in the target scene.
Bielek; Timothy P. (Albuquerque, NM), Thompson; Douglas G. (Albuqerque, NM), Walker; Bruce C. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 674,264
February 13, 2007
This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.