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Bistatic radar signature of buried landmines

Lombardi, F; Griffiths, HD; Balleri, A; (2017) Bistatic radar signature of buried landmines. In: International Conference on Radar Systems (RADAR 2017). Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Green open access

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Abstract

With the proliferation of low-intensity conflict, landmines have proven to be one of the weapons of choice for both government and guerrilla forces around the world. Recent improvements to mine technology pose increasingly significant problems for demining operations, requiring the constant upgrading of countermine technologies. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is one of the most exhaustively researched topics in the detection of buried mines as it can be used to detect non-metallic and plastic mines. However, identification and recognition are still unsolved problems, due to the scattering similarity between mines and clutter objects. This study provides an experimental evaluation of the improvements that a bistatic approach could yield and what can be gained from investigating the angular dependencies of the landmine radar signature.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Bistatic radar signature of buried landmines
Event: RADAR 2017, International Conference on Radar Systems, 23-26 October 2017, Belfast, UK
ISBN-13: 9781785616730
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2017.0452
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2017.0452
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: buried object detection; ground penetrating radar; radar clutter; landmine detection; military radar; weapons
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10059741
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