Abstract

The phase-gradient algorithm represents a powerful new signal-processing technique with applications to aperture-synthesis imaging. These include, for example, synthetic-aperture-radar phase correction and stellar-image reconstruction. The algorithm combines redundant information present in the data to arrive at an estimate of the phase derivative. We show that the estimator is in fact a linear, minimum-variance estimator of the phase derivative.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

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