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Radio Antenna Image Processing Improvements

University of California System: University of California, Berkeley
posted on 06/22/2009

The image processing of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can be used to capture extremely high-resolution images. Corner turners are the signal-processing devices used to perform these data-intensive operations. Current corner turners require huge amounts of memory and consequently are expensive. An alternative corner turner based on custom, programmable chips has been proposed, but it is also expensive.

To address this issue, researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a novel design for a corner turner that doesn?t rely on memory to perform the voluminous transpose operations. In comparison to the alternative approaches, this highly efficient Berkeley corner turn is less expensive.

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Corner turner signal processing devices for data-intensive matrix transpose operations in applications such as SAR image formation systems
Commercial satellite dish technology


Less expensive
Efficient operation

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