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Material identification using extreme wide-band SAR imaging 10-50 GHz

Morrison, K., Andre, D., Blacknell, D., Nottingham, M. and Stevenson, C. (2016) Material identification using extreme wide-band SAR imaging 10-50 GHz. In: Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 6-9 June 2016, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 1-4.

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Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7559400/

Abstract/Summary

A laboratory-based study was carried out to assess the performance and unique intelligence capabilities of an extreme wide-band 10-50 GHz SAR. Very high resolution range-profile measurements were obtained of samples used in building construction. Periodic features in reflectivity with frequency were interpreted as a resonance between the front and back face reflections of a sample. The feature's characteristics were in good agreement with the idea of a sample as a resonant microwave cavity. The resonance behaviour was preserved in SAR imaging of the samples, examined by sub-band analysis. Selecting a composite Perspex-MDF target, there was good agreement between simulation and measurement.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:No
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:73764

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