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Investigation of fully-polarimetric signatures from targets with some relevance to security applications

Peichl, Markus and Dill, Stephan and Rudolf, Daniel (2011) Investigation of fully-polarimetric signatures from targets with some relevance to security applications. SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, 25.-29. April 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Abstract

The actual and continuous threat by international terrorism and the increasing number of terroristic attacks raise the danger to the public and create a new and more complex dimension of threat. This evolution must and can only be combatted by the application of new counter-measures like advanced imaging technologies for wide-area surveillance and the detection of concealed dangerous objects. Passive microwave remote sensing allows a daytime independent non-destructive observation and examination of the objects of interest under nearly all weather conditions without artificial exposure of persons and observation areas, hence fully avoiding health risks. Furthermore the acquisition of polarimetric object characteristics can increase the detection capability by gathering complementary object information. The recent development and construction of a fully-polarimetric receiver at W band allows the acquisition of a new dimension of information compared to former imaging capabilities. The new receiver can be part of various imaging systems used at DLR over the years. This paper will show some imaging results recorded recently from different sceneries.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Investigation of fully-polarimetric signatures from targets with some relevance to security applications
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Peichl, MarkusHR
Dill, StephanHR
Rudolf, DanielHR
Date:July 2011
Volume:Volumes 8021-8030; 8044
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE on CD-ROM
Status:Published
Keywords:fully-polarimetric, Stokes vector, imaging radiometer, millimetre-waves, scanner, detection, RFI, EMC
Event Title:SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing
Event Location:Orlando, Florida, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25.-29. April 2011
Organizer:SPIE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Sicherheitsrelevante Erdbeobachtung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Reconnaissance and Security
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Markus Peichl
Deposited On:19 Dec 2011 09:30
Last Modified:19 Dec 2011 09:30

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