The interest in bistatic SAR processing has increased tremendously over the years. It is not only a useful advancement of monostatic SAR but offers considerable flexibility in designing SAR mission, improves classification and detection of objects in SAR images, provides additional information about the observed scene, reduces vulnerability in mili-tary applications, etc. Besides all these advantages, a bistatic SAR configuration offers a complex geometry with increased processing complexities.
In order to achieve a computationally efficient processing approach, a frequency domain processor has been considered in this thesis for different bistatic SAR configurations. As a first step, the corresponding bistatic point target reference spectrum has been de-rived. Based on this spectrum an appropriate focusing algorithm is implemented. It is then used to focus both simulated and real bistatic SAR data for various bistatic SAR configurations. The results obtained using frequency domain algorithm, are compared with those obtained using a time domain (back projection) algorithm. A detailed analysis of the data shows that the frequency domain processor provides very good quality images.