Accession Number:

ADA244494

Title:

Millimeter-Wave Measurements and Modelling of the Scattering Phase Function of Inhomogeneous Media

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 1990-20 Apr 1991

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR RADIATION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

ARO Contract DAAL-03-90-G-0203 provided funds for the purchase of equipment to upgrade the University of Michigans Millimeter-Wave Radar Systems. The 35 and 94 GHz channels were modified to operate in two modes a totally coherent polarimetric mode and b coherent-on-receive polarimetric mode. The totally coherent mode is used for laboratory measurements to obtain the complete scattering matrix of the object of interest. The coherent-on receive mode is used under field conditions to measure the Mueller matrix and degree of polarization in situ. Experiments were conducted to verify that both modes provide identical results under laboratory conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE