An SVD-based approach for mitigating wall reflections in through-the-wall radar imaging
In this paper, we mitigate wall EM returns in through-the-wall radar imaging (TWRI) using singular value decomposition (SVD). To suppress wall reflections, the SVD is applied to the B-scan matrix of the received signals. The signal space is decomposed into three subspaces: the clutter subspace, the target subspace, and the noise subspace. Then, a set of normalized and smoothed eigen-components are combined to produce the target signal. Finally, delay-and-sum beamforming is applied to the reconstructed B-scan matrix to form the image. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method is effective in removing background, reducing clutter, and high lighting the targets.