Accession Number:

AD0711645

Title:

THE GENERALIZED POLARIZATION SCATTERING MATRIX

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SYRACUSE UNIV RESEARCH CORP NY SPECIAL PROJECTS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The conventional definition of the monostatic monochromatic polarization matrix is first extended to the bistatic case, then to the short pulse case, and finally to the bistatic short pulse case. The transformations and convolutions involved are discussed in some detail. The method of determining the Least Square Best Estimate of the Generalized Polarization matrix from a set of measurements is then developed. It is shown that the Faraday rotation angles introduced by a magneto ionic medium intervening the radar and the target are determinable from measured short pulse monostatic polarization matrix data. It is then shown that the Least Square Best Estimate of the orientation angle of a symmetric target is also determinable from Faraday rotation contaminated short pulse monostatic polarization matrix data.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE