A coarray-based aperture synthesis scheme using subarrays and post-data acquisition beamforming is presented for through-the-wall wideband microwave imaging applications. Various effects of the presence of the wall, such as refraction, change in speed, and attenuation, are incorporated into the beamformer design. Simulation results verifying the proposed synthetic aperture technique for a TWI system are presented. The effects of incorrect estimates of the parameters of the wall, such as thickness and dielectric constant, on performance are investigated.
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Date Posted: 15 November 2004
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