Application of a Fast SAR Technique for the Efficient 3-D Focusing in a Subsurface Radar

Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Teggatz, Alexander; Jöstingmeier, Andreas; Omar, Abbas S. (Chair of Microwave and Communication Engineering, Institute of Electronics, Signal Processing and Communications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Magdeburg, Germany)

Within this contribution the problem of forming subsurface radar images by means of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) will be addressed. The investigated fast SAR technique allows for reducing the 3D problem which is encountered when an image of a subsurface target is to be reconstructed to a 2D one by focusing only on a single layer of the corresponding data stack. In order to investigate the influence of various array parameter that effect the results of the processing two simulation techniques will be introduced, namely, an analytic dipole field calculation and a numerical 3D field simulation of a TEM double-ridged horn antenna.