Sparse ground-penetrating radar imaging method for off-the-grid target problem
Gurbuz, A. C.
Journal of Electronic Imaging
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Gurbuz, A. C., Teke, O., & Arikan, O. (2013). Sparse ground-penetrating radar imaging method for off-the-grid target problem. Journal of Electronic Imaging, 22(2), 021007-021007.
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Spatial sparsity of the target space in subsurface or through-the-wall imaging applications has been successfully used within the compressive-sensing framework to decrease the data acquisition load in practical systems, while also generating high-resolution images. The developed techniques in this area mainly discretize the continuous target space into grid points and generate a dictionary of model data that is used in image-reconstructing optimization problems. However, for targets that do not coincide with the computation grid, imaging performance degrades considerably. This phenomenon is known as the off-grid problem. This paper presents a novel sparse ground-penetrating radar imaging method that is robust for off-grid targets. The proposed technique is an iterative orthogonal matching pursuit-based method that uses gradient-based steepest ascent-type iterations to locate the off-grid target. Simulations show that robust results with much smaller reconstruction errors are obtained for multiple off-grid targets compared to standard sparse reconstruction techniques. (c) 2013 SPIE and IS&T