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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 6763182, 13 pages
Research Article

Multilayer Brightness Temperature Tracing Method for Rough Surface Scene Simulation in Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging

Chuan Yin,1,2 Ming Zhang,1,2 and Yaming Bo1,2

1School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210003, China
2State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

Received 29 February 2016; Accepted 15 September 2016

Academic Editor: Atsushi Mase

Copyright © 2016 Chuan Yin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Simulation in passive millimeter-wave (MMW) imaging of rough surfaces is an indispensable step in the simulation in passive radiation imaging, especially for the rough surfaces of different roughness surfaces. However, little attention has been paid to the simulation of rough surface; based on the existing model of brightness temperature tracing described in previous work, diffused reflection of the rough surface is taken into account in the improved model which is presented in this paper. In the paper, the brightness temperature tracing model of different roughness surfaces has been established. Then, we present a method called multilayer brightness temperature tracing (MBTT) method to obtain the radiation brightness temperature of rough surface. Hence, the discrimination of brightness temperature tracing method is enhanced.