Image Expansion Approach for Target Buried in Dielectric Medium with Extended RPM to Multi-Static UWB Radar

Yoshihiro NIWA  Shouhei KIDERA  Tetsuo KIRIMOTO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E96-C   No.1   pp.119-123
Publication Date: 2013/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E96.C.119
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Electromagnetic Theory
Keyword: 
UWB radars,  range points migration (RPM),  multi-static observation,  internal imaging for dielectric medium,  

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Summary: 
Ultra wideband radar is one of the most promising techniques for non-invasive imaging in a dielectric medium, which is suitable for both medical screening and non-destructive testing applications. A novel imaging method for such an application is proposed in this brief paper, which has been extended from the advanced range points migration method to a multi-static observation model with circular arrays. One notable feature of this method is that it is applicable to either arbitrary dielectric or internal object shapes, and it can also expand the reconstructible image region compared with that obtained using the mono-static model by employing received signals after penetrating various propagation paths in dielectric medium. Numerical results for the investigation of an elliptical object, surrounded by a random dielectric surface, show the remarkable advantages of the proposed method with respect to image expansion.