Accession Number : AD1042803

Title :   SAR Polarimetric Scattering from Natural Terrains

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,18 Apr 2013,17 Apr 2016

Corporate Author : National Central University Chiayi Taiwan

Personal Author(s) : Chen,Kun-Shan

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Report Date : 17 Feb 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Radar polarimetry and speckles of random rough surface scattering is studied using 3-D numerical solution of Maxwell equations (NMM3D) with surface size up to 32 x 32 squared wave- lengths. Proposed research is to model the rough surfaces which are characterized by exponential correlation functions. The rough surfaces are characterized by exponential correlation functions. The simulation results of cross- and co-polarization backscattering coefficients were in good agreement with experimental measurements of baresoils at L-band. Because in numerical solutions of Maxwell equations the electric fields of the scattered wave are calculated for each realization, scattering matrices can be simulated by NMM3D, and such simulations are performed in this paper. For a given RMS height, correlation length, soil permittivity, and incident angle, we calculated the radar scattering matrix up to 958 independent realizations.

Descriptors :   SIMULATION , Terrain , MODELS , backscattering , measurement , cross polarization

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE