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BODY-OF-REVOLUTION-ENHANCED IMAGING IN ULTRA-WIDEBAND SAR

By F.-L. Liang, Q. Song, H. Zhang, T. Jin, and Z.-M. Zhou

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Abstract:
For ultra-wideband synthetic aperture radar (UWB SAR), there often exist a lot of clutters in the image, and the weak targets are easy to be masked by them. However, using the prior scattering knowledge of targets, enhanced imaging can be realized and beneficial improvements in image quality and detection performance can be expected. In this paper, an enhanced imaging method for body of revolution (BOR) has been researched. Since the BOR target has the unique feature of aspect-invariant characteristic, the aspect scattering entropy (ASE) is proposed to describe the diversity of aspect scattering and used in the BOR-enhanced imaging method. Then the application of the proposed method in landmine detection is discussed. The experimental results show that the BOR targets are effectively enhanced and the clutters are surpressed and thus the probability of landmine detection increases under the same false alarm rate.

Citation:
F.-L. Liang, Q. Song, H. Zhang, T. Jin, and Z.-M. Zhou, "Body-of-Revolution-Enhanced Imaging in Ultra-Wideband SAR," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 140, 761-779, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIER13040402
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=13040402

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