A two-dimensional synthetic-aperture-radar (SAR) phase-correction algorithm is described as a natural extension of a one-dimensional technique developed previously. It embodies some similarities of phase-gradient speckle imaging and incorporates improvements in phase estimation. Diffraction-limited performance has been obtained on actual SAR imagery regardless of scene content or phase-error structure. The algorithm is computationally efficient, robust, and easily implemented on a general-purpose computer or special-purpose hardware.
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