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Channel Error Estimation Methods Comparison under Different Conditions for Multichannel HRWS SAR Systems

DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2016.43014, PP. 88-94

Keywords: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), High Resolution and Wide Swath (HRWS), Multi-Channel in Azimuth, Channel Error Estimation

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Multichannel synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in azimuth can resolve the contradiction between high resolution and wide swath faced with traditional SAR imaging. However, channel errors will degrade the performance of imaging. This paper compares the performances of four channel error estimation algorithms under different clutter distributions and SNR conditions. Further, explanations are given for performance differences of the four algorithms, which provide evidence for method selection in engineering applications.

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