Accession Number : ADA138681
Title : Propagation Effects in Satellite-Based Synthetic Aperture Radars.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA
Personal Author(s) : Rino,C L ; Gonzalez,V H
PDF Url : ADA138681
Report Date : 01 Mar 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 48
Abstract : This report describes the effects of propagation disturbances on space-based synthetic aperture radars (SAR). Using a model developed earlier, we performed simulations to show the distortion of the radar ambiguity function for the SEASAT-A SAR. For moderate disturbance, an elevated sidelobe level causes a reduction in contrast. The SEASAT-A library of high-latitude data showed examples of this effect, one example of which is analyzed here in detail.
Descriptors : *Ionospheric Propagation, *Synthetic Aperture Radar, Scintillation
Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE