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Radar Scattering and Imaging

The ElectroScience Lab has a long history of state-of-the-art research in electromagnetic scattering and imaging. In the 1970’s and 80’s, ESL developed physics-based models for understanding the scattering from low-observable shapes. These led to computational and experimental techniques, and later to imaging algorithms for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and inverse SAR (ISAR) data. More recently, near-field microwave imaging systems and high-resolution imaging algorithms have been developed for looking through walls and inside dielectric structures. Compressive sensing techniques are adapted for reducing data, suppressing clutter, and optimizing image clarity. Narrowband imaging techniques are also being developed to enable passive image formation and target recognition using terrestrial broadcast signals, such as FM and digital television (DTV.)

Faculty/Researcher Contacts: Prof. Robert Burkholder, Prof. Jiti Gupta, Dr. Graeme Smith, Prof. Fernando TeixeiraDr. Caglar Yardim.