Polarimetric processing of coherent random noise radar data for buried object detection

Yi Xu, Ram M. Narayanan, Xiaojian Xu, John O. Curtis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

59 Scopus citations


Random noise polarimetry is a new radar technique for high-resolution probing of subsurface objects and interfaces. The University of Nebraska has developed a polarimetric random noise radar system based on the heterodyne correlation technique. Simulation studies and performance tests on the system confirm its ability to respond to phase differences in the received signals. In addition to polarimetric processing capability and the simplified system design, random noise radar also possesses other desirable features, such as immunity from radio frequency interference (RFI). The paper discusses the theoretical foundations of random noise polarimetry, and presents examples out of the entire data set collected that demonstrate the usefulness of the image processing and Stokes matrix presentation to enhance target detection using the coherent random noise radar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-478
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Polarimetric processing of coherent random noise radar data for buried object detection'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this