Through-the-wall Microwave Imaging with Minimum Antennas and an Auxiliary Metallic Bar

Hadi Alidoustaghdam, Semih Dogu, Mehmet Nuri Akinci, Mehmet Cayoren

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Here, a microwave measurement strategy is proposed to decrease the number of antennas used in the measurement system for through-the-wall microwave imaging applications. To this aim, a metallic bar is exploited to direct electromagnetic fields penetrating through-the-wall and gather adequate information from targets behind the wall. This auxiliary metallic bar is moved on a line near the wall several times. Then, the scattered fields are recorded at each time and employed in the factorization method (FM) to obtain a visualization of the area behind wall. The numerical analyses demonstrate that the proposed measurement method significantly increases the reconstruction capabilities of through-the-wall microwave imaging systems with using fewer antennas

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2020 - Proceedings
EditorsJie Sun, Wai Ho Yu
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6962-0, 978-1-7281-6961-3 (USB)
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6963-7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2020 - Virtual, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 Dec 202011 Dec 2020


Conference2020 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2020
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityVirtual, Hong Kong


  • Factorization method
  • Microwave measurement system
  • Through-the-wall microwave imaging
  • n/a OA procedure


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