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Fast and Accurate 3-D Imaging Algorithm with Linear Array Antennas for UWB Pulse Radars
Shouhei KIDERA Yusuke KANI Takuya SAKAMOTO Toru SATO
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2008/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
UWB pulse radars, fast and accurate imaging, BST, bi-static radar, linear array antennas,
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Pulse radars with UWB signals are promising as a high-resolution imaging technique that can be used for the non-destructive measurement of surface details in industrial products such as antennas and aircraft. We have already proposed a fast 3-D imaging algorithm, SEABED, that utilizes a reversible transform between the time delay and the target boundary. However, data acquisition is time-consuming when obtaining an accurate image because it assumes a mono-static radar with 2-D scanning of an antenna. In this paper, we utilize linear array antennas and propose a fast and accurate imaging algorithm. We extend the reversible transform for mono-static radars to apply to bi-static radars to reduce the data acquisition time. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified with numerical simulations and experiments.