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Target & Propagation Models for the FINDER RadarFinding persons still alive in piles of rubble following an earthquake, a severe storm, or other disaster is a difficult problem. JPL is currently developing a victim detection radar called FINDER (Finding Individuals in Emergency and Response). The subject of this paper is directed toward development of propagation & target models needed for simulation & testing of such a system. These models are both physical (real rubble piles) and numerical. Early results from the numerical modeling phase show spatial and temporal spreading characteristics when signals are passed through a randomly mixed rubble pile.


Document ID
20150007488
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Cable, Vaughn (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lux, James (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Haque, Salmon (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 6, 2015
Publication Date
July 7, 2013
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Meeting Information
IEEE International Antennas & Propagation Symposium(Orlando, FL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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Keywords
propagation
radar
modeling
random media