GPR imaging relying on frequency-diverse compressive antennas

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Ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems have demonstrated their ability to successfully detect both metallic and non-metallic targets, making them very attractive for multiple applications. In addition, the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) techniques enables GPR systems to retrieve high-resolution images of buried targets, facilitating not only their detection but also their identification. However, the dense sampling required by GPR-SAR systems to fulfill the Nyquist criterion limits their survey speed or results in high-complexity hardware if large arrays of transmitters and receivers are considered. Compu-tational imaging (CI) has emerged as a promising alternative to overcome some of the drawbacks of SAR-based systems. CI enables a significantly faster survey speed relying on compressive antennas capable of compressing the scene information into a single channel (or a reduced number of them). This contribution proposes, for the first time, the idea of resorting to CI for GPR, and presents a frequency-diverse compressive antenna specifically tailored for GPR applications working at S- and C-bands. In addition, the feasibility of imaging buried targets from a single acquisition is successfully demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2024
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299091
ISBN (Print)9798350394436
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2024
Event18th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2024 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Mar 202422 Mar 2024

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NameEuCAP Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2164-3342


Conference18th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2024
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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