UWB multi-static SAR with image stacking for land mine detection

Lloyd, D. J. and Longstaff, I D. (2002). UWB multi-static SAR with image stacking for land mine detection. In: H. Griffiths, Radar 2002. Radar 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., (200-204). 15-17 October, 2002. doi:10.1109/RADAR.2002.1174682


Author Lloyd, D. J.
Longstaff, I D.
Title of paper UWB multi-static SAR with image stacking for land mine detection
Conference name Radar 2002
Conference location Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Conference dates 15-17 October, 2002
Proceedings title Radar 2002   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Radar 2002   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication London, England
Publisher Institution of Electrical Engineers
Publication Year 2002
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/RADAR.2002.1174682
ISBN 0852967500
ISSN 0537-9989
Editor H. Griffiths
Volume 490
Issue 490
Start page 200
End page 204
Total pages 5
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
We investigate techniques for improving the signal to clutter ratio of an ultra wide-band SAR designed to detect small mine-like objects in the surface of the ground. In particular we collected images using different bistatic antenna configurations in an attempt to decorrelate the clutter with respect to the targets. The images were converted to a reference depression angle, summed, and then converted to ground coordinates. The resulting target strengths were then compared with the amplitude distribution of the ground clutter to show the improvement obtained. Use of the bipolar response to further enhance target to clutter ratios was also considered. Whilst some improvement was demonstrated, this was for the relatively easy scenario of targets on the surface partially obscured by grass.
Subjects E1
291701 Antenna Technology
700103 Information processing services
Keyword landmine detection
radar clutter
radar imaging
synthetic aperture radar
Q-Index Code E1

 
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