Capon/apes based sar processing: Practical considerations

Paco López-Dekker*, Jordi J. Mallorquí

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper discusses the use of Capon's Minimum Variance Method (MVM) and Amplitude and Phase EStimation APES spectral estimation algorithms to SAR range-azimuth focusing. The rationale of the algorithms is explained. An implementation of a Capon or APES processing chain is described. Results using RADARSAT-2 Quad Pol data over Barcelona are used to qualitatively study the real-life performance of these algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 12 Jul 200917 Jul 2009


Conference2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2009
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town


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