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sarsquintang

Squint angle for SAR data collection

    Description

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    [sqang,dsqang] = sarsquintang(pos) returns the squint angle, sqang, and display squint angle, dsqang, of an image defined at the aperture reference point.

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    [sqang,dsqang] = sarsquintang(pos,slope) specifies the slope angle for the image display plane.

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    [sqang,dsqang] = sarsquintang(pos,slope,axes) specifies the antenna phase center traveling axis.

    Examples

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    Compute the squint angle of a SAR image and the projected angle on the image display plane of an antenna phase center located at [1000,2000,5000] meters with respect to a scene center. Assume the slope angle for the image display plane is 30.

    pos = [1000;2000;5000];
    slope = 30;

    Compute the image squint angle and display squint angle.

    [sqang,dsqang] = sarsquintang(pos,slope)
    sqang = 63.4349
    
    dsqang = 66.5868
    

    Input Arguments

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    Measured line of sight vector from the scene center to the antenna phase center, specified as a 3-by-N matrix in meters. Each column of pos represents a measured line-of-sight position. The geometric location of the antenna phase center at the center of the processing aperture is the aperture reference point. The antenna phase center serves as the reference point for the phase history of the received signal.

    Example: [1000;2000;5000]

    Data Types: double

    Slope angle, specified as a scalar between 0 and 90°. The slope angle is the angle between the image display plane and the scene center plane.

    Data Types: double

    Antenna phase center traveling axis, specified as 'x', 'y', or 'z'.

    • 'x' — The antenna phase center travels in the x-direction and the surface plane is the xy-plane.

    • 'y' — The antenna phase center travels in the y-direction and the surface plane is the yz-plane.

    • 'z' — The antenna phase center travels in the z-direction and the surface plane is the zx-plane.

    Data Types: double

    Output Arguments

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    Squint angle, returned as a 1-by-N row vector in degrees. The squint angle is the angle between the antenna phase center axis and the vertical projection of the slant range vector onto the scene center plane.

    Display squint angle, returned as a 1-by-N row vector in degrees. The display squint angle is the angle between the antenna phase center axis and the vertical projection of the slant range vector onto the image display center plane. The image display plane is the plane onto which the image formation processor projects the scatterers in a 3-D scene.

    Extended Capabilities

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    Introduced in R2021a