Through-the-wall wideband synthetic aperture beamformer.

A coarray-based aperture synthesis scheme using subarrays and post-data acquisition beamforming is presented for through-the-wall wideband microwave imaging applications. The wall causes wave refraction and a change in the propagation speed, both effects alter the travel time between the transmitter, the target, and the receiver. Coherent combining of the pulse waveforms emitted by the different transmitters and incident at the receivers through reflections from targets and clutter requires incorporation of wall effects into the beamformer design. Simulation results verifying the proposed synthetic aperture technique for a TWI system are presented.

Main Author: Ahmad, Fauzia.
Other Authors: Amin, Moeness G., Kassam, Saleem A.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2004
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