Computational polarimetric microwave imaging.


Journal Article

We propose a polarimetric microwave imaging technique that exploits recent advances in computational imaging. We utilize a frequency-diverse cavity-backed metasurface, allowing us to demonstrate high-resolution polarimetric imaging using a single transceiver and frequency sweep over the operational microwave bandwidth. The frequency-diverse metasurface imager greatly simplifies the system architecture compared with active arrays and other conventional microwave imaging approaches. We further develop the theoretical framework for computational polarimetric imaging and validate the approach experimentally using a multi-modal leaky cavity. The scalar approximation for the interaction between the radiated waves and the target- often applied in microwave computational imaging schemes-is thus extended to retrieve the susceptibility tensors, and hence provides additional information about the targets. Computational polarimetry has relevance for existing systems in the field that extract polarimetric imagery, and particular for ground observation. A growing number of short-range microwave imaging applications can also notably benefit from computational polarimetry, particularly for imaging objects that are difficult to reconstruct when assuming scalar estimations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fromenteze, T; Yurduseven, O; Boyarsky, M; Gollub, J; Marks, DL; Smith, DR

Published Date

  • October 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 27488 - 27505

PubMed ID

  • 29092221

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29092221

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.25.027488


  • eng