Short Range Imaging with Optimized Sparse Array

Gumbmann F, Schmidt LP (2010)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2010

ISBN: 978-3-8007-3272-2


This paper presents a MIMO imaging system on the basis of a hybrid concept with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and digital beam forming (DBF). By moving a multistatic linear array perpendicular to the array dimension a two dimensional aperture is sampled. The scope of application is the field of non destructive testing (NDT) and security systems. Thus the frequency range 75-90 GHz seems to be a good compromise between lateral resolution and penetration depth. A moderate number of transmit and receive channels is achieved by a sparse periodic array (SPA) design. Since this is a far field approach, ambiguities are not well suppressed in the near field point spread function of the sparse array. Therefore an optimized array was developed as well as a post processing algorithm on the basis of a notch filter. This notch filter is applied to attenuate the main part of the ambiguous energy in the doppler spectrum. Results are demonstrated with simulated and measured data.

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Gumbmann, F., & Schmidt, L.-P. (2010). Short Range Imaging with Optimized Sparse Array. In Proceedings of the EuSAR, Aachen, 7.06.-10.6..


Gumbmann, Frank, and Lorenz-Peter Schmidt. "Short Range Imaging with Optimized Sparse Array." Proceedings of the EuSAR, Aachen, 7.06.-10.6. 2010.

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