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Three-dimensional radar imaging of buildings based on computer models
Author(s): Traian Dogaru; DaHan Liao; Calvin Le
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the study of a through-the-wall radar system for three-dimensional (3-D) building imaging, based on computer simulations. Two possible configurations are considered, corresponding to an airborne spotlight and a ground-based strip-map geometry. The paper details all the steps involved in this analysis: creating the computational meshes, calculating the radar signals scattered by the target, forming the radar images, and processing the images for visualization and interpretation. Particular attention is given to the scattering phenomenology and its dependence on the system geometry. The images are created via the backprojection algorithm and further processed using a constant falsealarm rate (CFAR) detector. We discuss methods of 3-D image visualization and interpretation of the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8714, Radar Sensor Technology XVII, 87140L (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016076
Show Author Affiliations
Traian Dogaru, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
DaHan Liao, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Calvin Le, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8714:
Radar Sensor Technology XVII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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