Hassenpflug, Ismael Gernot. Investigation of Developments in Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar until 1994. MSc Dissertation. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, 1996.
This thesis examines the topic of Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry in a historical perspective, tracing its development from its beginnings in the 1960s up until May 1994. Applications are listed and airborne and spaceborne implementations reviewed.
The underlying theory of interferometry is explained, including a discussion of error sources, and a simulation for point targets is documented to illustrate the interferometric processing steps. The application of the SASAR VHF SAR system to interferometric operation is examined analytically.