Accession Number : ADA291443

Title :   Hi-Res SAR Data Processing Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : Lyzenga, D. R. ; Malinas, N. P. ; Pantalone, P. A. ; Wackerman, C. C.

PDF Url : ADA291443

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This report summarizes the digital processing activities which have been carried out on the SAR data sets collected during the two ONR/NRL High Resolution field experiments held in September 1991 and June 1993. Features associated with the Gulf Stream boundary are observed in these data sets, with signatures that are dependent on the wind speed, radar frequency and polarization. Estimation of currents using the displacement of features observed on multiple passes appears to be possible. A simplified procedure for large-scale INSAR data processing has been developed and applied to one of the data sets collected in June 1993. Preliminary comparisons with OSCR measurements indicate that similar features are observed in both data sets. A capability was also developed during this contract to plot image locations on a Transverse Mercator map using the navigation data and radar operating parameters recorded on the P3 engineering data disks.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *HIGH RESOLUTION, DATA BASES, FREQUENCY, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, POSITION(LOCATION), POLARIZATION, PROCESSING, DISPLACEMENT, REPORTS, ESTIMATES, BOUNDARIES, NAVIGATION, IMAGES, WIND VELOCITY, SIMPLIFICATION, GULF STREAM, PLOTTING, X BAND, CURRENTS, L BAND.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE