Accession Number : ADA268242


Title :   Perspective on Underground and Obscured Target Detection and Imaging


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 1993


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Giglio, Dominick ; Ralston, James M ; Braustein, Matthew


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268242.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : This paper focuses on the work forming the background of today's state of the ground probing radar art, and will attempt to draw conclusions about the prospects of this technology. Some of the results achieved to date by many of the laboratories and organizations engaged in this work are covered, including some work that is up to 20 years old, as well as work accomplished in recent weeks. The spectrum of results is quite varied, ranging from the disappointing to the encouraging. Identification of some of the factors leading to or limiting success in this area and definition of some likely prospects for further application are attempted. Finally, some of the research efforts that will be required to fully evaluate the feasibility of these hoped-for applications are described.


Descriptors :   *RADAR TRACKING , *TARGET DETECTION , TARGET ACQUISITION , RADAR ANTENNAS , SUBSURFACE , UNDERGROUND , OBSCURATION , RADIOFREQUENCY , RADAR IMAGES , SOILS


Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE