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MODIFIED MATRIX PENCIL ALGORITHM FOR TERMITE DETECTION WITH HIGH RESOLUTION RADAR

By N. W. D. Le Marshall and A. Z. Tirkel

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Abstract:
Non-invasive termite detection avoids damage to the structure under investigation. In this paper, we present the design and simulation of a hybrid radar array, with sub-arrays designed for both close range imaging and wide-area direction of arrival (DOA) processing for non-invasive termite detection. This radar array achieves wide area detection via novel modifications to the Matrix Enhanced Matrix Pencil algorithm and array transformation and achieves high resolution imaging through near field beam-steering from a large random array. The array hardware is designed to be implemented using available technology and low cost electronics.

Citation:
N. W. D. Le Marshall and A. Z. Tirkel, "Modified Matrix Pencil Algorithm for Termite Detection with High Resolution Radar," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 16, 51-67, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERC10060903

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