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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Three-Dimensional Target Modeling With Synthetic Aperture Radar, John R. Hupton Jan 2009

Three-Dimensional Target Modeling With Synthetic Aperture Radar, John R. Hupton

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Conventional Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) offers high-resolution imaging of a target region in the range and cross-range dimensions along the ground plane. Little or no data is available in the range-altitude dimension, however, and target functions and models are limited to two-dimensional images. This thesis first investigates some existing methods for the computation of target reflectivity data in the deficient elevation domain, and a new method is then proposed for three-dimensional (3-D) SAR target feature extraction.

Simulations are implemented to test the decoupled least-squares technique for high-resolution spectral estimation of target reflectivity, and the accuracy of the technique is assessed ...