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Near-field synthetic aperture imaging of buried objects and fluids
Author(s): James T. Nilles; Gus P. Tricoles; Gary L. Vance
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes imaging of buried objects and fluids. The motivations are to locate pipe leakage and unexploded ordnance. The method is to radiate and receive continuous, discrete frequency radio waves with antennas near the ground, to synthesize sampled area arrays of reflectance data, and to process the data into images with an algorithm based on angular spectrum diffraction theory. Experimental results are presented for three setups. An initial, laboratory setup had a single, spatially scanned antenna; it was used to image buried mud. The second with an array of five antennas on a vehicle, images a buried creosote pit. The third, with a vehicular array of seven antennas, imaged buried metallic objects and depressions in the soil surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211309
Show Author Affiliations
James T. Nilles, GDE Systems, Inc. (United States)
Gus P. Tricoles, GDE Systems, Inc. (United States)
Gary L. Vance, GDE Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2496:
Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets
Abinash C. Dubey; Ivan Cindrich; James M. Ralston; Kelly A. Rigano, Editor(s)

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