# On the Use of Start-Stop Approximation for Spaceborne SAR Imaging

@article{Tsynkov2009OnTU, title={On the Use of Start-Stop Approximation for Spaceborne SAR Imaging}, author={Semyon Tsynkov}, journal={SIAM J. Imaging Sci.}, year={2009}, volume={2}, pages={646-669} }

The start-stop approximation is a standard tool for processing radar data in synthetic aperture imaging. It assumes that the antenna is motionless when a pulse is emitted and the scattered signal received, after which the antenna moves to its next sending/receiving position along the flight track. However, when the antenna is mounted on a satellite, as opposed to an airplane, its relatively high speed raises at least two questions. The first one is whether the image may be affected by the…

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