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Flight path-driven mitigation of wavefront curvature effects in SAR images

United States Patent

June 23, 2009
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A wavefront curvature effect associated with a complex image produced by a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can be mitigated based on which of a plurality of possible flight paths is taken by the SAR when capturing the image. The mitigation can be performed differently for different ones of the flight paths.
Doerry; Armin W. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 970,631
January 8, 2008
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.