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Sensing through the wall imaging using the Army Research Lab ultra-wideband synchronous impulse reconstruction (UWB SIRE) radar
Author(s): Lam Nguyen; Marc Ressler; Jeffrey Sichina
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), as part of a mission and customer funded exploratory program, has developed a new low-frequency, ultra-wideband (UWB) synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The radar is capable of penetrating enclosed areas (buildings) and generating SAR imagery. This supports the U.S. Army's need for intelligence on the configuration, content, and human presence inside these enclosed areas. The radar system is mounted on a ground based vehicle traveling along the road and is configured with an array of antennas pointing toward the enclosed areas of interest. This paper will describe an experiment conducted recently at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. In this paper we briefly describe the UWB SIRE radar and the test setup in the experiment. We will also describe the signal processing and the image techniques used to produce the SAR imagery. Finally, we will present SAR imagery of the building and its internal structure from different viewing directions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6947, Radar Sensor Technology XII, 69470B (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776869
Show Author Affiliations
Lam Nguyen, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Marc Ressler, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey Sichina, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6947:
Radar Sensor Technology XII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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