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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 138458, 11 pages
Research Article

Accounting for Antenna in Half-Space Fresnel Coefficient Estimation

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Seconda Università di Napoli, Via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa, Italy

Received 27 April 2012; Accepted 14 June 2012

Academic Editor: Francesco Soldovieri

Copyright © 2012 A. D'Alterio and R. Solimene. 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.


The problem of retrieving the Fresnel reflection coefficients of a half-space medium starting from measurements collected under a reflection mode multistatic configuration is dealt with. According to our previous results, reflection coefficient estimation is cast as the inversion of linear operator. However, here, we take a step ahead towards more realistic scenarios as the role of antennas (both transmitting and receiving) is embodied in the estimation procedure. Numerical results are presented to show the effectiveness of the method for different types of half-space media.