Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Formation Processing

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Requirements & Materials
Overview

Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Formation Processing

Course Description

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Image Formation Processing delivers a comprehensive and in‐depth study of the subject. This course covers all major topics related to SAR science, systems, and software. SAR science is established on a foundation of wave theory. You will learn SAR systems for stripmap, spotlight, spotmap, volumetric, inverse, scan, swept, and modes. In addition, all SAR algorithm classes are presented. Most SAR algorithms are described with sufficient detail to provide basis for software implementations. By the end of this course, you will gain an understanding of SAR in a unifying and comprehensive context to apply to your day-today activities at your organization.

Course Content

SAR SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL ANALYSIS

WAVE THEORY FRAMEWORK

APERTURE SYNTHESIS METHODS

RANGE IMAGING TECHNIQUES

TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL CHIRP SIGNAL ANALYSIS

SAR ALGORITHMS

  • Stolt formatting (aka, omega‐k, range migration)
  • Polar formatting (including variants)
  • Back‐projection (including radon transform)
  • Back‐propagation (direct and factorized)
  • Range‐Doppler (including secondary range compression)
  • Doppler beam sharpening
  • Interferometry and coherent change detection

SAR IMAGE INTERPRETATION, MOTION COMPENSATION, AUTOFOCUS

Requirements & Materials
Prerequisites

Recommended

  • Familiarity with Fourier transform concepts
Materials

Provided

  • Notebook and CD-ROM of course viewgraphs
  • Polar Format and Omega-K synthetic aperture radar software
  • Textbook: Synthetic Aperture Radar, Wave Theory Foundations, Analysis and Algorithms, Barnes 2015

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for technical program managers, system engineers, software engineers, and signal scientists who want more knowledge about SAR at both research and applied levels.

Adult professional attending defense tech course

What You Will Learn

  • SAR overview, including signal analysis preliminaries and a wave theory framework
  • Cross-range aperture synthesis, down-range pulse compression, and chirp signals
  • Infinite and finite aperture Stolt formatting
  • Surface antenna analysis, SAR signal channel models, and SAR algorithms
  • Volumetric Stolt formatting
Radar antenna

How You Will Benefit

  • Discover new insights into SAR systems, signals, and science.
  • Learn the impact of SAR algorithm choice on SAR system design.
  • Understand SAR in a unifying and comprehensive context.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field icon
    Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network icon
    Grow Your Professional Network

The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

TRAIN AT YOUR LOCATION

We enable employers to provide specialized, on-location training on their own timetables. Our world-renowned experts can create unique content that meets your employees' specific needs. We also have the ability to deliver courses via web conferencing or on-demand online videos. For 15 or more students, it is more cost-effective for us to come to you.

  • Save Money
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Group Training
  • Customize Content
  • On-Site Training
  • Earn a Certificate
Learn More

Want to learn more about this course?