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Title: Target shadow profile reconstruction in forward scatter radar
Author: Hristov, Stanislav Zdravkov
ISNI:       0000 0004 7230 4070
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis is dedicated to the matter of imaging (further explained as profile reconstruction) in Forward Scatter Radars (FSR). Firstly, an introduction to radar systems, including forward scatter radar, is made, then an introduction to the scalar theory of diffraction and principles of holography follows. The application of holographic imaging principles in the microwave domain is studied. The practical modelling of forward scatter radar target signals is made, based on the theoretical expectations and approximations outlined. Theoretical background of the imaging in FSR is made, based on previously published work. A novel approach for profile reconstruction is introduced based on the practices of holographic imaging, together with simulated results. Experimental set-ups used in the feasibility proof are described and experimental results are presented for 8 different targets in both a single-node and multistatic configurations. Preliminary accuracy analysis of these reconstructed target profiles is done, outlining practical application issues and domain of accuracy. Quantitative measures of the accuracy of the reconstructed images are defined.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering