Ultra-wideband, short-pulse ground-penetrating radar: simulation and measurement

S. Vitebskiy, L. Carin, M.A. Ressler, F.H. Le
1997 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Ultra-wideband (UWB), short-pulse (SP) radar is investigated theoretically and experimentally for the detection and identification of targets buried in and placed atop soil. The calculations are performed using a rigorous, three-dimensional (3-D) Method of Moments algorithm for perfectly conducting bodies of revolution. Particular targets investigated theoretically include anti-personnel mines, anti-tank mines, and a 55-gallon drum, for which we model the time-domain scattered fields and the
more » ... d fields and the buried-target late-time resonant frequencies. With regard to the latter, the computed resonant frequencies are utilized to assess the feasibility of resonance-based buried-target identification for this class of targets. The measurements are performed using a novel UWB, SP synthetic aperture radar (SAR) implemented on a mobile boom. Experimental and theoretical results are compared. Stanislav Vitebskiy (S'94) received the Dipl. Eng. (honors) degree from the Moscow Institute of Electronics Engineering, Moscow, Russia, in 1992, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn,
doi:10.1109/36.581999 fatcat:xlytbmuosrbuvhsyuprpbvuigm