Fourier-based microwave imaging with antenna pattern compensation

Citation Author(s):
Alvarez Lopez
Universidad de Oviedo
Las-Heras Andrés
Universidad de Oviedo
Submitted by:
Yuri Alvarez-Lopez
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Wed, 02/01/2023 - 04:47
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This dataset contains the measurements used in the validation example described in the manuscript "Fourier-based microwave imaging with antenna pattern compensation". These measurements were collected using the facility described in [1].

The first dataset, "Escatt_meas.mat", corresponds to the field scattered by the targets shown in the picture. Two targets were considered: a 18 cm long × 14 cm diameter metallic can, and a 18 cm diameter and 4 cm thick plastic disk, placed 22 cm above the metallic floor of the facility. The size of the scattered field acquisition domain was Lx × Ly = 65 cm × 40 cm, discretized every δx,y = 10 mm (λ/2 at the center frequency of 15 GHz), and placed 1 m above the floor of the measurement facility. The Tx and Rx antennas were two Standard Gain Horn (SGH) horn antennas [2].

The second dataset, "Erad_horn.mat" is the near field radiated by the Tx and Rx Standard Gain Horn (SGH) antennas in the 12-18 GHz frequency band. The field radiated by these antennas was measured in the same 12-18 GHz frequency band, in an acquisition domain discretized also every 10 mm, placed 50 cm above the SGH aperture. The field radiated by the SGH was processed using the backward transformation algorithm described in [3] to obtain the SGH aperture fields

 This dataset can be processed as well following the methodology described in [4].

[1] A. Arboleya, Y. Alvarez, and F. Las-Heras, “Millimeter and submillimeter planar measurement setup,” in 2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2013, pp. 1–2.

[2] (2022, 8) Specifications of the standard gain horn antenna SGH 639 from Narda. [Online]. Available: 640.pdf

[3] J. Hanfling, G. Borgiotti, and L. Kaplan, “The backward transform of the near field for reconstruction of aperture fields,” in 1979 Antennas and Prop. Society Intl. Symposium, vol. 17, 1979, pp. 764–767.

[4] Y. Alvarez Lopez and F. Las-Heras, “On the use of an equivalent currents-based technique to improve electromagnetic imaging,” IEEE Tran. on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 71, pp. 1–13, 2022.


The submitted files are in *.mat format. Data acquired on a planar XY grid can be accessed and visualized using the Matlab script "plotMeasurements.m"

Measurements are stored in a 3D matrix where the first and second dimensions correspond to the x and y coordinates, and the third dimension corresponds to the frequency.

The x y grids (in m) as well as the list of frequencies are provided with each *.mat file

For questions or issues, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

Yuri Alvarez Lopez,

Funding Agency: 
Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades of Spain, Agencia Estatal de Investigación of Spain, and FEDER
Grant Number: 
PID2021-122697OB-I00 (“METAIMAGER”)