Short pulse electromagnetics for sensing applications


Conference Paper

© 1991 SPIE. All rights reserved. Recent developments make it possible to radiate and coherently detect electromagnetic pulses consisting of a few half-cycles of a sine wave having a period on the order of lOps. The antennas involved are compact, typically consisting of conducting films on thin dielectric substrates having lateral dimensions of about 2 cm.1"3 Short, broad band pulse technology can be used for position sensing, object identification and for monitoring the state of an object. Such target interrogation may have application to robotics. This possibility is explored here, and an example of the dependence of the scattered pulse on the internal state of an object is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Felsen, LB; Vecchi, G; Carin, L; Bertoni, HL

Published Date

  • August 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1471 /

Start / End Page

  • 154 - 162

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-756X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.44874.short

Citation Source

  • Scopus