Accession Number : ADA159440


Title :   SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Data Collection and Processing Summary - 1984 SARSEX (SAR Internal Wave Signature Experiment) Experiment.


Descriptive Note : Topic rept. May 84-Feb 85,


Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR RADAR DIV


Personal Author(s) : Kasischke,E S ; Shuchman,R A ; Larson,R W ; Lyzenga,D R ; Clinthorne,J C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a159440.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 149


Abstract : This report describes the SAR data collection and processing activities performed to date for the SAR Internal Wave Signature Experiment (SARSEX). During SARSEX, a total of 88 passes of X- and L-band SAR data were collected over two test areas by the ERIM/CCRS CV-580 SAR System. These data were collected over an instrumented ocean site located 100 km south of Long Island, NY and a calibrated reflector array site. A description of the CV-580 SAR System is presented. The location of each SAR pass, along with a listing of the SAR and aircraft parameters, are given. All SAR data have been precision optically processed and reviewed. A selected subset of data have been digitally processed and a preliminary engineering assessment of the quality of the SAR imagery performed. The results of this assessment are presented, as are representative examples of optically-and digitally-processed SAR imagery collected during SARSEX. Finally, the analysis plans for the SAR data are discussed, including a presentation of the procedures to calibrate the SAR imagery. Keywords include: Synthetic aperture radar; Oceanography; Data collection; Data processing analysis plans; Internal waves; and CV-580 SAR.


Descriptors :   *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR , *INTERNAL WAVES , AIRCRAFT , PARAMETERS , SITES , ARRAYS , DATA ACQUISITION , INSTRUMENTATION , SIGNATURES , CALIBRATION , OCEANS , REFLECTORS , ISLANDS , OCEANOGRAPHY


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE