Synthetic aperture radar provides broad-area imaging at high resolutions, which is used in applications such as environmental monitoring, earth-resource mapping, and military systems. This book presents the tools required for the digital processing of synthetic aperture radar images. They are of three types: (a) the elements of physics, (b) mathematical models and (c) image processing methods adapted to particular applications.
Henri Maitre is a Professor at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris, France where he was Head of the Signal and Image Department from 1999 to 2004. His research includes work on image analysis, image understanding and computer vision, and applications in the domain of satellite and aerial image processing.