Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Jae Sok Son
Dr. Charles Harlow
Dr. Andras Balogh
The Fourier transform involved in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging causes undesired sidelobes which obscure weak backscatters and affect the image clarity. These sidelobes can be suppressed without deteriorating the image resolution by smoothing functions known as windowing or apodization. Recently, the theory of orthogonal polynomials has gained considerable attention in signal processing applications. The window functions that are derived from the orthogonal polynomials have interesting sidelobe roll-off properties for better sidelobe apodization, hence it can be used for radar image enhancement. In this work, a new window is constructed from Jacobi orthogonal polynomials and its performance in SAR imaging is analyzed and compared with commonly used window functions. Also, apodization functions involved in Fourier transform harmonic analysis and Fourier transform spectroscopy are discussed in the context of SAR imaging.
University of Texas-Pan American
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