31 May 1996 Synthetic aperture radar performance in detecting shallow buried targets
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A radar performance model is developed to analyze the capability of wide-band, high- resolution airborne synthetic aperture radar detection of shallow buried targets such as metallic M-20 mines and utility cables. Feasible target detection depths are estimated as functions of radar polarization, depression angle, and frequency in UHF and VHF bands. The performance model has incorporated wave propagation loss, due to wave attenuation inside the soil medium, wave reflection, and divergence at the air-ground interface, radar target cross section estimation via method of moments, radar interference, including both ambient man-made noise and empirical backscattered ground surface clutter, which is determined from existing clutter measurements for bare soil, rocks, and desert terrain.
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Jen King Jao, Jen King Jao, Check F. Lee, Check F. Lee, Barbara L. Merchant, Barbara L. Merchant, } "Synthetic aperture radar performance in detecting shallow buried targets", Proc. SPIE 2765, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241229; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.241229
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