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Fully polarimetric measurements over a minefieldlike test site with video impulse ground penetrating radar
Author(s): Vsevolod Kovalenko; Alexander G. Yarovoy; Fridrich Roth; Leo P. Ligthart
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Paper Abstract

The results of the measurement campaign, which has been held recently at the test facilities for landmine detection systems located at TNO-FEL (The Hague, the Netherlands), are presented. The test facilities give an opportunity to evaluate system performance in different environment (such as grass, sand, clay, etc.) under controlled conditions. The test lanes contain various types of antipersonnel and antitank mines. In this campaign we used the Video Impulse Ground Penetrating Radar that has recently been developed in the IRCTR. The design of the radar allows us to perform simultaneous full-polarimetric measurements in two ultra-wide frequency bands. Furthermore, the scattered from subsurface electromagnetic field is measured in quasi-monostatic and essentially bistatic antenna configurations. The acquired during the measurement campaign data are of high quality in terms of time stability, radar positioning and signal-to-noise ratio. This has allowed to extract full-polarimetric target responses and to analyze them. The obtained results are of importance for target classification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5089, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII, (11 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486914
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Vsevolod Kovalenko, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Alexander G. Yarovoy, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Fridrich Roth, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Leo P. Ligthart, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5089:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway Jr.; J. T. Broach, Editor(s)

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