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A Method for Ice-Thickness Detecting and Ice-Section Imaging by Using FMCW-SAR Algorithm

By Rui Zhao, Yu Tian, Ling Tong, and Bo Gao
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 48, 113-124, 2016


Sea ice plays an important role in global climate. Many researches focus on the measurement of the sea ice thickness. In this paper, we present a method for the ice-detecting combining frequencymodulated continuous-wave (FMCW) technology and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology. It can provide a good resolution both in the range dimension and the azimuth one. Then a simulation is conducted to verify the accuracy and the feasibility of this algorithm. The physical properties of the sea ice, such as reflection and scatter properties of the ice surface and the transmission characteristic when the electromagnetic wave travels through the ice, are considered in the simulation. The results of the simulation demonstrate that this algorithm has a good performance in ice penetrating.


Rui Zhao, Yu Tian, Ling Tong, and Bo Gao, "A Method for Ice-Thickness Detecting and Ice-Section Imaging by Using FMCW-SAR Algorithm," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 48, 113-124, 2016.


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