Articles | Volume 4
04 Sep 2006
04 Sep 2006

Efficient ω-k-algorithm for circular SAR and cylindrical reconstruction areas

A. Dallinger, S. Schelkshorn, and J. Detlefsen

Abstract. We present a novel reconstruction algorithm of ω-k type which suits for wideband circular synthetic aperture data taken in stripmap mode. The proposed algorithm allows to reconstruct an image on a cylindrical surface. The range trajectory is approximated by Taylor Series expansion using only the quadratic terms which limits the angular reconstruction range (cross range). In our case this is not a restriction for the application. Wider areas with respect to cross range can be realized by joining several reconstructed images side by side to build a wider image by means of digital spotlighting.