Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is a remote-sensing technology that uses the motion of the radar transmitter to synthesize an antenna aperture much larger than the actual antenna aperture to yield high-spatial resolution radar images. In this paper trellis-coded quantization (TCQ) techniques are shown to provide a high-performance low bit-error sensitivity solution to the problem of downlink data rate reduction for SAR systems. Trellis-coded vector quantization (TCVQ) and universal TCQ coding systems are discussed implemented and compared with other data compression schemes [block adaptive quantization (BAQ) and VQ] that can be used to compress SAR phase history data.
- Phase history
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geochemistry and Petrology
- Computers in Earth Sciences
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering