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Through the Wall Radar Imaging with MIMO beamforming processing - Simulation and Experimental Results
American Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages: 7-12
Received: Feb. 21, 2013; Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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B. Boudamouz, ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab, DEMR (Département d’Electromagnétisme et Radar), F31055 Toulouse, France
P. Millot, ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab, DEMR (Département d’Electromagnétisme et Radar), F31055 Toulouse, France
C. Pichot, Laboratoire Electronique Antennes Télécommunications, LEAT-CNRS Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis. Nice, France
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Abstract
In this paper, we address the problem of Through The Wall (TTW) detection with the emerging radar concept that is the Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar. At first, near field and through the wall propagation effects on electromagnetic waves are adressed then a MIMO frequency signal model is given and the advantages of a MIMO scheme for the complex task of TTW detection is discussed. Then image formation with beamforming processing is derived. Finally, the proposed imaging method is implemented on numerical signals obtained by FDTD computations considering through cinder blocks walls propagation. The obtained images for a scenario with one or two targets are presented. Then the experimental setup is exposed and the realised MIMO radar prototype is described. Finally, experimental results of radar imaging through a cinder block wall are shown.
Keywords
Through The Wall Radar Imaging; Beamforming Processing, MIMO Radar Experimentation
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B. Boudamouz, P. Millot, C. Pichot, Through the Wall Radar Imaging with MIMO beamforming processing - Simulation and Experimental Results, American Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 7-12. doi: 10.11648/j.ajrs.20130101.12
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