Vol.29 No.2(1) [2007]

Development of High Resolution Spotlight Mode Synthetic Aperture Radar (I)

Hiroyuki IKEZI, Masaaki INUTAKE and Atsushi MASE


This paper describes the airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) base on the spotlight mode concept. The principle of the spotlight mode SAR data taking and it’s advantages are described in this paper. The design of the compact and light-weight SAR hardware and the algorithms for the radar operations, formations and exploitations of the SAR images will be described in the subsequent paper.