Accession Number:

AD0785398

Title:

SAR Image Quality Analysis Model

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jul 1972-31 Aug 1973

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

185.0

Abstract:

The report describes a SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar image quality analysis and an image quality model incorporating the conclusions of the image quality analysis into a SAR system digital simulation. The objective of the model and its development program is to provide a fundamental approach for SAR image quality effects for specific SAR systems parameter combinations performing specific missions. The model thus provides a relatively economical prediction of the information which can be extracted from a specified radar- mission configuration. The model output is a collection of image quality assessment functions, in particular the TQF Threshold Quality Factor. Other parameters, which indicate the performance of the SAR system, are available from the digital simulation. These include the point target response both range and azimuth along with their locations for a preselected target field configuration.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE