International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Propagation Models and Inversion Approaches for Subsurface and Through-Wall imaging


Publishing date
03 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Feb 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of ECE (MC 154), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607-7053, USA

2Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell'Ambiente, CNR, 80124 Napoli, Italy

3Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Kong University, Pokfulam, Hong Kong; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 61820-5711, USA


Propagation Models and Inversion Approaches for Subsurface and Through-Wall imaging

Description

The capability of imaging underground and through buildings is paramount for rescue operations, such as in an earthquake, as well as for monitoring in security or defense applications. Electromagnetic waves play a primary role in probing these scenarios due to their capability to penetrate various media. Moreover, systems based on electromagnetic waves, such as ground penetrating radars, can be easily deployed, which is important for rescue operations. Imaging in these scenarios is challenging because of the pertinent inverse problem. It is further complicated by many other factors, such as the presence of unknown different materials and unknown obstacle geometries. Solutions have been obtained, in many cases using simplified scattering models, to reduce the complexity of the problem by linearizing it. Existing imaging systems are based on single antenna or multiple antennas. The antennas could be either fixed or moving. In this special issue, we are seeking novel contributions to propagation models and inversion approaches for subsurface and through-wall imaging. Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Forward modeling of the electromagnetic scattering and propagation: ability to tackle the complexity of the scenarios in realistic conditions by accounting for factors including antenna modeling, computational complexity, and medium characterization
  • Inversion methods for high-resolution and effective imaging of hidden and buried targets in 3D scenes
  • Inversion approaches for “quantitative” reconstruction in controlled and realistic conditions
  • Development and analysis of new methods for multiple-antenna systems data processing new algorithms to inverse image large problems

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 821263
  • - Editorial

Propagation Models and Inversion Approaches for Subsurface and Through-Wall Imaging

Danilo Erricolo | Francesco Soldovieri | Weng Cho Chew
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 420178
  • - Research Article

A Feasibility Study for Life Signs Monitoring via a Continuous-Wave Radar

Francesco Soldovieri | Ilaria Catapano | ... | Sergey I. Ivashov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 735414
  • - Research Article

A Comprehensive Forward Model for Imaging under Irregular Terrain Using RF Tomography

Lorenzo Lo Monte | Francesco Soldovieri | ... | Michael C. Wicks
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 392308
  • - Research Article

An Automatic Framework Using Space-Time Processing and TR-MUSIC for Subsurface and Through-Wall Multitarget Imaging

Si-hao Tan | Hui-lin Zhou | ... | Zhen Shu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 919741
  • - Research Article

An Approach for Predicting the Shape and Size of a Buried Basic Object on Surface Ground Penetrating Radar System

Nana Rachmana Syambas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 261818
  • - Research Article

Line Source Scattering by Buried Perfectly Conducting Circular Cylinders

F. Frezza | L. Pajewski | ... | G. Schettini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 580454
  • - Research Article

Imaging of Scarce Archaeological Remains Using Microwave Tomographic Depictions of Ground Penetrating Radar Data

Francesco Soldovieri | Erica Utsi | ... | Amir M. Alani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 961829
  • - Research Article

Through-Wall Image Enhancement Based on Singular Value Decomposition

Muhammad Mohsin Riaz | Abdul Ghafoor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 563730
  • - Research Article

Retrieval of Parameters for Three-Layer Media with Nonsmooth Interfaces for Subsurface Remote Sensing

Yuriy Goykhman | Mahta Moghaddam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 643430
  • - Research Article

Modeling of GPR Clutter Caused by Soil Heterogeneity

Kazunori Takahashi | Jan Igel | Holger Preetz
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