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Performance analysis for radar detection of buried antitank and antipersonnel land mines
Author(s): Anders J. Sullivan; Norbert Geng; Lawrence Carin; Lam H. Nguyen; Jeffrey Sichina
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Paper Abstract

A full-wave model is developed for electromagnetic scattering from buried and surface land mines, taking rigorous account of the lossy, dispersive and potentially layered properties of soil. The theoretical results are confirmed via synthetic aperture radar (SAR) measurements, performed using the US Army Research Laboratory's BoomSAR, with which fully polarimetric ultra-wideband SAR imagery is produced. The theoretical model is used to predict wave phenomenology in various environments. Since the efficacy of radar-based subsurface sensing depends strongly on the soil properties, we perform a parametric study of the dependence of such on the target RCS and on possible land-mine resonances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.356985
Show Author Affiliations
Anders J. Sullivan, Duke Univ. (United States)
Norbert Geng, Duke Univ. (Germany)
Lawrence Carin, Duke Univ. (United States)
Lam H. Nguyen, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey Sichina, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3710:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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