Angular Superresolution of Real Aperture Radar With High-Dimensional Data: Normalized Projection Array Model and Adaptive Reconstruction
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Angular resolution of real aperture radar (RAR) can be improved using deconvolution methods to achieve enhanced target information based on the convolution relationship between target scatterings and an antenna pattern. However, depending on the wide scanning scope and dense sampling angular interval, the computational complexity of the deconvolution methods will drastically increase as the dimension of azimuthal data increases. In this article, to efficiently improve the angular resolution of RAR, a generalized adaptive asymptotic minimum variance (GAAMV) estimator that relies on a normalized projection array (NPA) model is proposed. On the one hand, the traditional convolution model of RAR is transformed into an NPA model to compress the data dimension. The proposed NPA model can normalize the signal model to make it independent of the sampling parameters. On the other hand, based on the NPA model, a GAAMV estimator is proposed to efficiently reconstruct the targets by adaptively updating each grid. Moreover, the penalty parameter is extended as a generalized case to improve its adaptability to different scenes. Based on the proposed model and method, the computational complexity can be decreased, especially for high-dimensional azimuthal data. Simulations and experimental data verify the proposed model and method. Show more
Journal / seriesIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
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SubjectAngular resolution enhancement; generalized adaptive asymptotic minimum variance (GAAMV) estimator; normalized projection array (NPA) model; real aperture radar (RAR)
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