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Numerical analysis of surface clutter in GPR scenarios
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Paper Abstract

The clutter caused by scattering from a rough air-ground interface is analyzed numerically. The simulations have been done using Monte-Carlo approach. An ensemble of surface profiles with the desired probability distribution and autocorrelation spectrum is simulated numerically. For each realization of the interface profile the scattered field has been calculated by a deterministic approach. Averaging of the scattered filed over ensemble of the surface realizations has been done numerically. Statistical properties of the scattered field have been analyzed. It has been found that the magnitude of the surface clutter caused by reasonably smooth surfaces can exceed easily the mean value of the ground reflection. Furthermore it is demonstrated that if the magnitude of the surface clutter is considerably less than the mean value of the ground reflection then the correlation function of the reflected field coincides with the correlation function of the rough surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4758, Ninth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (12 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462286
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Alexander G. Yarovoy, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4758:
Ninth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar
Steven Koppenjan; Hua Lee, Editor(s)

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