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Assessment of UWB radar for improvised explosive device detection
Author(s): Obadiah Kegege; Junfei Li; Heinrich Foltz
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Paper Abstract

The goal of our research is to assess the capability of ultra-wide-band (UWB) radar for detection of roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Radar scattering signatures of artillery shells over a broadband frequency range, with different Tx/Rx polarizations, and at various aspect angles have been explored based on simulation and indoor measurement. Characteristics of IEDs versus clutter, wave penetration at different frequencies are also investigated. Finally, visibility of IED targets is tested on a moving cart in outdoor settings, with IED targets on ground surface, recessed, and buried underground at different distances away from the radar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6210, Radar Sensor Technology X, 62100P (8 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669066
Show Author Affiliations
Obadiah Kegege, Univ. of Texas Pan American (United States)
Junfei Li, Univ. of Texas Pan American (United States)
Heinrich Foltz, Univ. of Texas Pan American (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6210:
Radar Sensor Technology X
Robert N. Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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