Ultra-wideband, short-pulse ground-penetrating radar: simulation and measurement


Journal Article

Ultra-wideband (UWB), short-pulse (SP) radar is investigated theoretically and experimentally for the detection and identification of targets buried in and placed atop soil. The calculations are performed using a rigorous, three-dimensional (3-D) Method of Moments algorithm for perfectly conducting bodies of revolution. Particular targets investigated theoretically include anti-personnel mines, anti-tank mines, and a 55-gallon drum, for which we model the time-domain scattered fields and the buried-target late-time resonant frequencies. With regard to the latter, the computed resonant frequencies are utilized to assess the feasibility of resonance-based buried-target identification for this class of targets. The measurements are performed using a novel UWB, SP synthetic aperture radar (SAR) implemented on a mobile boom. Experimental and theoretical results are compared. © 1997 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vitebskiy, S; Carin, L; Ressler, MA; Le, FH

Published Date

  • December 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 762 - 772

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0196-2892

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/36.581999

Citation Source

  • Scopus