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Spatially adaptive ground penetrating radar
Author(s): Russell D. Brown; Braham Himed; E. Douglas Lynch; Michael C. Wicks
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Paper Abstract

GPR data collection in the frequency range of 3 to 66 MHz has been performed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). To process this data into images, the relative permittivity of the medium is a key parameter since it determines the propagation velocity through the medium. Image formation using phase information returned from buried scatterers can be improved by matching the processing to the environment in which radar measurements were taken. Considering the permittivity to be an unknown scalar parameter, several images can be formed as a function of the unknown parameter leading to a choice which maximizes the sensitivity and resolution of the resulting image. In this paper we extend upon this concept to include variations of the medium that are nonhomogeneous with respect to the physical locations of receiving sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383557
Show Author Affiliations
Russell D. Brown, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Braham Himed, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
E. Douglas Lynch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Michael C. Wicks, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4084:
Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar
David A. Noon; Glen F. Stickley; Dennis Longstaff, Editor(s)

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