Computer Engineering and Applications ›› 2021, Vol. 57 ›› Issue (15): 62-72.DOI: 10.3778/j.issn.1002-8331.2103-0397

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Review of SAR Image Simulation Methods

LI Gaoyuan, WANG Jinyu, ZHANG Changgong, FENG Bodi, GAO Yuge, YANG Haitao   

  1. 1.Graduate School, Space Engineering University, Beijing 101416, China 
    2.School of Space Information, Space Engineering University, Beijing 101416, China
  • Online:2021-08-01 Published:2021-07-26



  1. 1.航天工程大学 研究生院,北京 101416
    2.航天工程大学 航天信息学院,北京 101416


SAR image simulation is a technology that simulates SAR image features or SAR system working process on a computer platform to obtain a simulated SAR image. It overcomes the shortcomings of high cost and long period of acquiring different parameter SAR images from real SAR system, and plays an important role in SAR system development and algorithm verification. According to the simulation process, three SAR image simulation methods are introduced, their advantages and disadvantages are analyzed, and their current development status is comprehensively reviewed. Finally, the current problems are analyzed and the development trend in the future is prospected.

Key words: synthetic aperture radar, image simulation, echo simulation



关键词: 合成孔径雷达, 图像仿真, 回波仿真