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Optimal waveform design for multi-antenna monostatic through-the-wall radar imaging
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Paper Abstract

With recent advances in both algorithm and component technologies, through-the-wall radar imaging (TWRI) is emerging as an affordable sensor technology in civil and military settings. Design of appropriate waveforms is important for improving the performance of TWRI systems. We present optimal waveforms, based on the matched illumination concept, for detection of targets inside enclosed structures using a monostatic multi-antenna radar system. We evaluate the effect of these optimal detection waveforms on the performance of through-the-wall radar imaging. The design flexibility for transmit signal duration and its role in the ultimate range resolution of the TWRI system is investigated. Supporting examples based on numerical electromagnetic modeling are also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 73080R (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818754
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Fauzia Ahmad, Villanova Univ. (United States)
Moeness G. Amin, Villanova Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7308:
Radar Sensor Technology XIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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