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The Wigner distribution function applied to the detection of subsurface objects
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Paper Abstract

The Wigner distribution function is used to display data obtained from a bistatic radar imaging setup. In particular, a scheme is developed to exploit the properties of the Wigner function for subsurface detection. Based on heuristic considerations it is argued that in the Wigner domain a separation of surface scattering and target signal is possible depending on the properties of the respective local plane wave spectra. An intuitive understanding of the phase space approach is developed from the case of a point target located underneath a planar dielectric interface. In addition, data based on rigorous computations of rough surface scattering are used to validate the method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6316, Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data IV, 63160L (5 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678486
Show Author Affiliations
Markus E. Testorf, Dartmouth College (United States)
Marc Saillard, LSEET, CNRS, Univ. du Sud Toulon-Var (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6316:
Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data IV
Philip J. Bones; Michael A. Fiddy; Rick P. Millane, Editor(s)

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