Imaging in high clutter environments Conference

Burkholder, RJ, Volakis, JL. (2011). Imaging in high clutter environments . 10.1109/LAPC.2011.6114012

cited authors

  • Burkholder, RJ; Volakis, JL



  • Four microwave imaging methods are presented with the goal of suppressing natural clutter from such images. Unlike traditional clutter filtering approaches, based on a known clutter distribution, imaging algorithms aim to suppress any scattering mechanism not "stable" across all sensor locations. The four methods considered are (a) Coherence factor correction, (b) Model-based correction, (c) Adaptive sidelobe reduction (apodization), and (d) Image sparsity optimization (compressive sensing). In all cases, a clearer image is attained. However, image sparsity optimization leads to significantly sharper images. The images are actually super-resolved and are improved subject to available CPU time and/or data additions. Simulated and measured imaging examples are presented to demonstrate the stated conclusions. © 2011 IEEE.

publication date

  • December 1, 2011

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