Accession Number:

ADA507772

Title:

The Use of Geometric Diversity for Spectral Dominance in Underground Imaging

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Underground imaging of dielectric and conductive anomalies performed using ground penetrating radars GPRs requires expensive wideband systems to increase the resolution. The advent of tomographic principles in multi-monostatic GPRs dramatically improved the imaging capabilities and suggested the possibility of reducing the bandwidth of the probing waveform. In this work we propose to extend the tomographic principles to the case of below-ground distributed sensing, thus taking advantage of the geometric diversity. We show that, by using geometric diversity, the frequency content required to image below-ground targets is drastically reduced to virtually a single monochromatic signal, thus achieving full spectral dominance in the waveform design.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE