Autofocus is a key step of inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging. In this paper four new approaches to autofocussing based on the application of beamforming and subspace concepts to ISAR imaging are developed. Their relations to maximum likelihood (ML) estimation are identified. A common feature of these techniques is the estimation of the complex vector formed by the exponential function of phase rather than phase itself so that phase unwrapping is obviated. The Cramer Rao lower bound (CRLB) of the estimated complex vector corresponding to translational motion and the CRLB of the estimated distance between two scatterers are derived. The results of processing simulated and real data confirm the validity of proposed approaches.
Computer and Systems Architecture | Computer Engineering
She, Z., Gray, D. A., & Bogner, R.E. (2001) ‘Autofocus for inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging’. Signal Processing, 81(2), 275- 291
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She, Zhishun; Gray, D A.; and Bogner, R E., "Autofocus for inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging" (2001). Computing. Paper 55.