Title

Spatial Mapping of Complex Permittivity from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images

Abstract

In this paper, a novel method to extract complex permittivity from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images is proposed. The principle of the proposed method is outlined, followed by electromagnetic simulations, which is then verified by measurements. The simulation and measurement results show that the proposed method can accurately extract complex permittivity of a material-under-test (MUT), and generate high-resolution spatial map of this parameter. Measurement results also show that proposed method is capable of quantitatively resolving local inhomogeneity contrast. This makes the proposed approach a potential and good candidate for utilization in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) applications. The limitations of the proposed method are also discussed. Comparing to quantitative microwave and millimeter wave method based on inverse scattering techniques, this proposed method requires much less computational resources.

Meeting Name

2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2019 (2019: May 20-23, Auckland, New Zealand)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Dielectric Properties; Materials Characterization; Nondestructive Evaluation; Synthetic Aperture Radar

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-153863460-8

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1091-5281

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 May 2019

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