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SAR measurements of mines and minefields at 35 GHz and 94 GHz
Author(s): Hartmuf Schimpf; M. Puehl; Gregor Biegel
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Paper Abstract

Different types of anti-tank surface mines were measured on a turntable in a n anechoic chamber, and modelled with the German SIMPRASS model. In addition, several flights over a realistic minefield were performed with a 35 GHz and a 94 GHz radar operated in parallel in a SAR configuration. It is found that typical RCS values of AT mines at mmW frequencies are in the region between -18dBsm and -30dBsm. Therefore, they are detectable by airborne mmW radar only for a resolution cell size comparable to the physical size of the mine itself depending on the background clutter type.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3079, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets II, (22 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280890
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Hartmuf Schimpf, FGAN-Forschungsinstitut fuer Hochfrequenzphysik (Germany)
M. Puehl, FGAN-Forschungsinstitut fuer Hochfrequenzphysik (Germany)
Gregor Biegel, FGAN-Forschungsinstitut fuer Hochfrequenzphysik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3079:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets II
Abinash C. Dubey; Robert L. Barnard, Editor(s)

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