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Performance analysis of weak target detection via ground-based synthetic aperture radar
Author(s): Yong-sheng Zhou; Mei Zhou; Ling-li Tang; Chuan-rong Li
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Paper Abstract

Polarimetric Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (Pol-InSAR) is an emerging technique that combines interferometric SAR and polarimetric SAR techniques and has shown its effectiveness in the detection of buried weak targets. The detection performance is affected by the SAR parameters as well as the covering characteristics. In this paper, the effects of covering characteristics on the detection performance were emphasized and experimentally investigated by a ground-based Pol-InSAR system. Firstly, the detection principle for buried weak target by Pol-InSAR technique was presented, which is based on the use of interferometric coherence variation with polarization. Then the ground-based two dimensional rail (TDR) SAR used for investigation was introduced. Furthermore, the experiment target scene was designed and the effects of different covering type, different covering moisture, and different covering depth on the detection performance of weak targets were shown and analyzed. Preliminary results confirmed the effectiveness of Pol-InSAR technique used for weak target detection and it would be helpful for the further investigation of this technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8286, International Symposium on Lidar and Radar Mapping 2011: Technologies and Applications, 82860O (24 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.912596
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Yong-sheng Zhou, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Mei Zhou, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Ling-li Tang, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Chuan-rong Li, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8286:
International Symposium on Lidar and Radar Mapping 2011: Technologies and Applications
Jonathan Li, Editor(s)

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