Accession Number : ADA201240


Title :   Advancement of High Resolution Radar Polarimetry in Target Verses Clutter Detection, Discrimination, Classification: A. Basic Theory and Modeling of Polarimetric Clutter Phenomenology.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 1985-29 Feb 1988


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO CIRCLE DEPT OFELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Boerner, W M ; Eom, H J ; Kostinski, A B ; Agrawal, A P ; Foo, B Y


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a201240.pdf


Report Date : 15 Jul 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 398


Abstract : The overall objective of our polarimetric research is to conduct a unified and cohesive investigation to answer the question: How can polarization properties of targets/background speckle be utilized either by themselves or in concert with other electromagnetic probing methods such as doppler, multispectral, pulse compression, etc., to best provide a basis for radar target classification, imaging, and identification? Scattering objects of interest include airborne/ground/marine targets of a large variety of sizes, shapes, and material decomposition and embedded in varied stationary/moving/fluctuating background scatter, which, we are confident, can most effectively be characterized via polarimetric radar/scatterometer methods including both coherent and partially coherent wave treatments. It is specific objective of this task to approach and to investigate the polarimetric radar clutter problem using a unique approach of a strongly interdigitalizing analytical, modeling, computer-numerical/graphical, and measurement interpretive nature. A basic theory for a model-independent clutter description which can be applied to any specific type of clutter without a priori knowledge of the clutter model, i.e., a model-independent clutter description, in theory, is introduced.


Descriptors :   *DETECTION , *POLARIMETRY , *RADAR REFLECTIONS , *AERIAL TARGETS , *RADAR CLUTTER , *RADAR TARGETS , *SURFACE TARGETS , MEASUREMENT , SCATTERING , POLARIZATION , MODELS , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , MATERIALS , THEORY , CLUTTER , COHERENCE , RADAR , TARGETS , HIGH RESOLUTION , CLASSIFICATION , BACKGROUND , DECOMPOSITION , WAVES , PULSE COMPRESSION , COHESION , SPECULAR REFLECTION


Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE