Rotating array design for full polarimetric imaging

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In this paper, a novel rotating array topology is proposed for full polarimetric imaging. The rotating array acquires three co-polarized signals at each spatial sampling point. After a simple algebraic manipulation, the full polarimetric signals in the HV polarization basis can be retrieved. Then the traditional polarimetric imaging algorithms can be applied to reconstruct the full polarimetric images. The proposed topology circumvents the polarization variations of the rotating array for signal acquisition. It is very attractive in some applications, for example, ground penetrating radar for tunnel boring machine. Finally, the imaging performances of the proposed array are validated by some numerical experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
EditorsMichael Mattes
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0186-3
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016
EventEuCAP 2016: 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016


ConferenceEuCAP 2016


  • co-polarized measurements
  • full-polarimetric imaging
  • radar imaging
  • rotating array design

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