Noise radar tomography

Russell Vela, Ram M. Narayanan, Kyle A. Gallagher, Muralidhar Rangaswamy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Scopus citations


While traditionally employed in acoustics, tomographic imaging techniques have made a transition into the microwave regime and are finding application in areas such as ground penetrating radar (GPR). While excitation methods vary depending upon the application, little or no literature exists on the use of an arbitrary noise waveform as an excitation method in tomography. This paper complements the existing literature on tomography by presenting an ultra wideband (UWB) radar design, utilized for tomography, whose excitation source is of an arbitrary noise origin operating from 4 to 8 GHz at a full 4 GHz bandwidth. Evidence of this source's ability to be used in tomography is presented through the generation of two dimensional cross sectional images of three dimensional objects such as metallic and dielectric cylinders in various positions, under both unobscured and concealed conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Radar Conference
Subtitle of host publicationUbiquitous Radar, RADARCON 2012 - Conference Program
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Radar Conference: Ubiquitous Radar, RADARCON 2012 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 7 2012May 11 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1097-5659


Other2012 IEEE Radar Conference: Ubiquitous Radar, RADARCON 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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