Model and exploitation in through-the-wall radar and urban sensing.

We establish the multipath model which encompasses the target and its multipath “ghosts” in urban and through-thewall synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The focused downrange and crossrange locations of multipath ghosts are derived and validated using numerical and experimental data. The multipath model permits an implementation of a multipath exploitation algorithm, which maps each target ghost to its corresponding true target location. In doing so, the proposed algorithm improves the radar system performance by aiding in ameliorating the false positives in the original SAR image as well as increasing the SNR at the target locations, culminating in enhanced behind the wall target detection and localization.

Main Author: Setlur, Pawan.
Other Authors: Amin, Moeness., Ahmad, Fauzia.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2011
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