Microwave detection of buried mines using non-contact, synthetic near-field focusing

R Benjamin, IJ Craddock, GS Hilton, SLH Litobarski, EAM McCutcheon, R Nilavalan, GN Crisp

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Abstract

Existing ground penetrating radars (GPR) are limited in their 3-D resolution. For the detection of buried land-mines, their performance is also seriously restricted by 'clutter'. Recent work by the authors has concentrated on removing these limitations by employing multi-static synthetic focusing from a 2-D real aperture. This contribution presents this novel concept, describes the proposed implementation, examines the influence of clutter and of various ground features on the system's performance, and discusses such practicalities as digitisation and time-sharing of a single transmitter and receiver. Experimental results from a variety of scenarios are presented
Translated title of the contributionMicrowave detection of buried mines using non-contact, synthetic near-field focusing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233 - 240
Number of pages8
JournalIEE Proceedings on Radar, Sonar & Navigation
Volume148
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Rose publication type: Journal article

Sponsorship: Thc authors thank DERA Malvern for sponsoring this work and Racal Defence Electronics for providing experimental facilities

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