Space Object Scattering Density Synthesis. Volume I.
Final technical rept.,
BRADDOCK DUNN AND MCDONALD INC ALBUQUERQUE N MEX
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The procedure of digital image synthesis is developed to construct the scattering density of axially symmetric objects. The principle of synthetic aperture radar is employed to provide the planar resolutions of a space object. Necessary data for the synthesis are generated by computer programs to simulate both the time-and frequency-domain outputs of coherent detectors. A primitive image processor is used to select only useful images at various aspect angles and synthesize a composite image in the presence of shot noises generated in the short pulse data. Examples are given to demonstrate the clarity and uniqueness of images that can be constructed for a given resolution capability. Some practical considerations are discussed with respect to processing real-life data collected by operational radars.
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