Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Zhijun Qiao
Dr. Andras Balogh
Dr. Zhaoshang Feng
Convolution Back Projection (CBP) is an imaging algorithm, which can be applied to data gathered by a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system to produce high resolution images. The Mathematics of CBP was first studied in the context of tomographic image reconstruction for medical applications. CBP image processing has also been applied to a variety of other fields, such as seismic imaging, sonar, and radio astronomy. In terms of SAR image processing algorithms, CBP is far less efficient than direct Fourier Inversion Algorithms. The purpose of this thesis is to study the CBP algorithm as it is applied to SAR image formation. Specifically, thesis will provide the formulation of the CBP algorithm for a circular SAR geometry. The starting point for the development of this algorithm is a common radar wave model, which can be derived from Maxwells Equation’s.
University of Texas-Pan American
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