Barnes Publishes New Textbook on Synthetic Aperture Radar

Atlanta, GA

Christopher F. Barnes has published a new textbook entitled Synthetic Aperture Radar, Wave Theory Foundations, Analysis and Algorithms.

An associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Barnes has 20 years of experience teaching synthetic aperture radar (SAR) at the professional education and graduate student level. He is also a member of the Center for Signal and Information Processing and holds adjunct status with the Georgia Tech Research Institute as a principal research engineer.

This new book covers all major topics related to SAR science, systems, and software. SAR science is established on a foundation of wave theory. SAR systems for stripmap, spotlight, spotmap, volumetric, inverse, scan, swept, etc. modes are explained in this text, and SAR analysis techniques are also presented at a detailed mathematical level.

All SAR algorithm classes are presented: Stolt formatting, polar formatting (including direct and filtered back-projection methods), hyperbolic coherent summing, spherical coherent summing (including direct, filtered and factorized back-propagation versions), range stacking, range-Doppler, and chirp scaling.

More information can be found at, and the book is available for purchase at

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Last revised August 1, 2017