Short-Pulse Scattering from and the Resonances of Buried and Surface Metal Mines

  • Lawrence Carin
  • Stanislav Vitebskiy


After several decades of research [1–19], buried and surface mine detection and identification remains a very difficult problem, with no single sensor providing sufficient performance (defined in terms of probability of detection and probability of false alarm) for reliable and repeatable system performance. Radar represents one of the oldest technologies for this problem, and there has been significant interest recently in ultra-wideband (UWB), short-pulse (SP) radar [20,21]. Such UWB-SP radar systems are designed to operate at a sufficiently low frequency to provide ground penetration, while retaining the wide bandwidth necessary for adequate down-range resolution. In addition to being used for detection, the late-time resonant signature scattered from buried mines has also been used for identification [1,2,5].


Scattered Field Finite Difference Time Domain Target Depth Army Research Laboratory Polarimetric Imaging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Carin
    • 1
  • Stanislav Vitebskiy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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